The Tattoed Torah by Marvell Ginsburg

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Illustrated by Martin Lemelman

This book was read for the Jewish Literature Challenge a few months ago.

This is the story of how Torah’s were put in warehouses by the Nazi’s and tattoed with a number to identify where they came from. They were stored for a long time one day after the war had ended. A school needed a child-sized torah so a father went looking and came across the torah and gave it a new home. The story is told from the point of view of the Torah, which gives it a nice twist.

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