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Burying Beth Israel Torahs

Rabbi Schiff shoveling the first mud into the grave of the torahs from Beth Israel Synagogue, March 2006. Photograph by Paula Picker.

Beth Israel Torah Burial ceremony

Beth Israel Torah burial ceremony, March 2006. Pictured from left are past and current shul presidents Jackie and son Eddie Gothard, Rabbi Yisroel Shiff conducting the service (arms folded), and synagogue member Jack Fisher. Photograph by Paula Picker.

Book Burial

This is a photograph from the Chabad Lubavitch of Lousiana website,, showing the burial of hundreds of siddurim and other sacred texts that were irreparably damaged by Hurricane Katrina.