total of nine ancient copies of the Torah, the scripture
of the Jews, which were stolen from Yazd’s Kamal
Synagogue have been retrieved, reported ISNA.
The copies of the scripture date back to the Safavid reign
(1499-1722) and were written in Hebrew on parchments.
The copies of the Torah are of historical significance and
have been maintained at Kamal Synagogue for several years.
Head of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department in
Yazd province noted that the rare copies of Torah were
stolen between October 8 and 23.
However, the Office for Combating Economic Offenses
managed to arrest the thieves.
Yazd’s Kamal Synagogue has many sections including rooms
for keeping the Torah. These rooms are beautifully
decorated and the synagogue belongs to Jews whose ancestry
date back to the Safavid era.
The news of retrieving the stolen copies of the Torah has
been made public while nothing was said about them being
Kamal Synagogue is registered as a national heritage site
by Iran’s Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization.