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Muslim, Mormon and Jew Cooperate to Recover Torah Ark

Riverside, CA

A recently recovered and restored ark for a Torah scroll was donated to Rabbi Shmuel Fuss to be used in the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Riverside, California in time for this Rosh  Hashana.

It took a cooperative effort of members of three different faiths to rescue and restore the antique ark.

First discovered by a Muslim in an antique store and estimated to be at least a half-century old, the ark was then bought by Jewish friends of the Muslim, who then found a 16 year old Mormon boy to undertake the job of restoration as a community service project.

 “What I find so beautiful is that we're from the same G-d, the same universe,” Fuss said. “We all came together with total respect.”

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