Video: Five Sifrei Torah Stolen from Karlsburg Bais Medrash in Boro Park


yechezkel-roth[Video below.] Sifrei Torah at the Karlsberg Bais Medrash in Boro Park, Khal Yirei Hashem, were stolen last night, leaving mispallelim of the bais medrash in shock. The thievery took place overnight. It is not yet clear exactly how the men gained entrance to the red-brick building in the heart of Boro Park.

As men arrived this morning for davening, they discovered that the safe which is utilized as an aron kodesh was broken into, and that all five of the Sifrei Torah, along with their silver accoutrements, were stolen. The New York City Police Department was subsequently called and officers came down this morning to investigate and gather evidence.

The Sifrei Torah are valued at $50,000 apiece.

The bais medrash is located on 53rd Street, between 15th and 16th avenues in Boro Park Brooklyn.

The Karlsburg Bais Medrash is led by the venerable Karlburger Rov, Rav Yechezkel Roth, renowned posek. Rav Roth was not present in the bais medrash today, as he is currently in Eretz Yisroel.

 Click below to watch a Fox 5 New video report about the theft:

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  1. I smell an inside job .scenario #1 .five goyim enter a shule in the middle of the night in the middle of never a parking spot boro park and carry out 5 sefer torahs and not get noticed ?.scenario # 2 a theif breaks in to shule in the middle of night in the middle of bp and returns five times for five sefer torahs and doesn’t get noticed?.scenario # 3 torahs were put away to send a message and the wrong people discoverd it first and called the police so the story got out of hand