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ZAKA Rescue and Recovery Torah Removal

Rabbi Isaac Leider of ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, sits in an inflatable boat with seven Torah scrolls after they were salvaged from the flooded Beit Israel (or Beth Israel) synagogue in New Orleans 13 September 2005. American volunteers with an Israeli charity rescued seven Torah scrolls from a New Orleans synagogue flooded by hurricane Katrina. Many of them were wet and it was uncertain whether they could be salvaged. Four soldiers from a California unit brought Leider and other volunteer to the gate of the synagogue by boat, then accompanied them inside through waist-high water to recuperate the seven boxed scrolls.

Object Type: Still Image

Citation Information:

Matis Zahav, "ZAKA Rescue and Recovery Torah Removal." Katrina's Jewish Voices, Object #309 (January 25 2021, 3:07 am)