Thursday 20 December 2012

Senator Daniel Inouye R.I.P.

The United States Senator Daniel Inouye has died this week. We remember him at the MST thanks to information from the Hawaiian guardians of our scroll MST #154 from Polna. This article explains how the senator ensured safe passage for the scroll from London to Kona by organising first-class seats for it all the way. He was truly our friend - may he rest in peace.

The Guardian
The Boston Herald
The Washington Post

Czech Scrolls Holiday Hours

Greetings to you at this festive season!

The Czech Scrolls office and museum will be closed from 21st December 2012 and will reopen on 3rd January 2013.

Please note that it is unlikely that e-mails and telephone messages will receive a response until we return since we do not have remote access to our machines.

Looking forward to meeting you in 2013!

Czech Scrolls at Limmud UK 2012

If you're planning to be at Limmud UK next week at Warwick University, why not check out the MST presentation? You may find it in the catalogue under "The Czech Scrolls - a second life". This is how they catalogued us:

The Czech scrolls - a second life
Ariel Friedlander
Location:  Ram 2
Tracks:  Now & Then
Type:  Lecture
The Memorial Scroll Trust's collection of 1564 Torah scrolls from Czechoslovakia are almost all that was left of the Jewish communities of Bohemia and Moravia after the Shoah. What roles may and do they play currently in the lives of congregations and organisations across the world?

What, you'd like a date and time as well? Ok ... next Wednesday 26th December at 22:15. See you there!