Hundreds of community members, guests and dignitaries, participated in the festive inauguration of a new Torah scroll that was introduced into the Synagogue of Kostroma, Russia after more than 100 years.

The last letters of the Torah scroll were written in a special ceremony and continued with a colorful parade led by an army band to the community’s Synagogue.

After arriving at the hall, dancing and singing were held in honor of the new Torah scroll, and the event concluded with a festive meal that continued for many hours.

 

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