Four Relics Stolen in Queens Synagogue Burglary

By Alan Neuhauser on June 27, 2012 10:24am 

Four valuables used in Jewish rituals were stolen from Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Forest Hills, the NYPD said.
Four valuables used in Jewish rituals were stolen from Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Forest Hills, the NYPD said.
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QUEENS — Four valuables used in Jewish rituals were reported stolen from a Forest Hills synagogue last Monday, June 18, the NYPD said.

Two Torah shields (breastplates placed on Torah scrolls), a Kiddush cup, and a yed — a pointer used while reading the Torah — were taken from Congregation Ahavath Sholom Synagogue, located at 75-02 113th St., police said.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Members of the public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to CRIMES, then entering TIP577.

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