Wednesday, April 25, 2012
ABANDONED SHAIMOS IS GIVEN PROPER BURIAL
The shaimos discovered in an abandoned truck in Borough Park has now been properly buried.
All shaimos found in and scattered around the vehicle were taken by Rabbi Yosef Schwartz, head of the Prag Yeshiva in Monroe and owner of Beth Genizah. Beth Genizah is located in Sullivan County, New York, and overseen by the Vaad L’mishmeres Hashaimos.
The shaimos has now been properly buried in a container in Monticello. I’m grateful to Rabbi Schwartz for volunteering to take the shaimos to his facilities. There was no end of members of the community eager to help. This story touched everyone—we all felt shocked and victimized. Now that we’ve rectified this particular incident, we must work together to make certain it doesn’t happen again.