Jewish Journal

Jeanine Mercer

  • Torah Makes Dangerous Trek

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    A group of female Jewish scholars recently danced joyously with a 200-year-old Iraqi tradition -- a Torah once held prisoner by Saddam Hussein.

    "Here ye! Here ye! Here comes the Sefer Torah!" the women of the Drisha Institute exclaimed at the arrival of the Torah, which had made a...