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  • Widow to Appeal Ruling on Torah Scrolls Ownership

    By Rachel Heller

    April 16, 2009 | 2:32 am

    North Hollywood widow Rita Pauker plans to appeal a recent L.A. Superior Court decision that would bar her from reclaiming a set of Torah scrolls her late husband, Rabbi Norman Pauker, left in the care of his former colleague, Rabbi Samuel Ohana, when Pauker retired in the mid-1990s....

  • Public Court Battle Erupts Over Possession of Torahs

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    March 11, 2009 | 5:38 am

    Rita Pauker wants her Torah scrolls back. After years of asking and begging, she has resorted to the courts to reclaim ownership of four Torah scrolls she says were owned by her husband. She wants to bequeath them to their nephews, who are Orthodox pulpit rabbis.

    Rabbi Samuel Ohana...