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2 Torahs stolen from local synagogue

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HONOLULU -

The Sanctuary at Chabad of Hawaii, a local Jewish Synagogue, is pleading for help to find two sacred handwritten Torahs, which is the Jewish Bible, that were stolen this past weekend.

Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky and his wife Pearl say the Torahs have a combined value of up to $100,000, but the Krasnjanskys say what's worse is its  importance.  A synagogue cannot have a service without a Torah. 

"We're really praying and hoping that somebody can return these to us because these are very precious to us.  There's no monetary value, and certainly our congregation cannot afford to replace the two scrolls." explained Pearl. 

One of the Torahs survived the Holocaust, and the other was purchased 10 years ago in memory of a young boy who died in the community.

Chabad will be offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the return of the scrolls.