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Sotheby’s Auctions Hebrew Collection


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/sothebys_auctions_hebrew_collection_20041105

Jacob Joshua Falk was home studying Talmud when a nearby gunpowder factory exploded. Trapped beneath debris with no escape route in sight, the 22-year-old Pole made a vow to God: if saved, he would study Talmud diligently. He immediately spied a clearing and crawled out of the rubble only to find that his entire family had been killed.

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