In honor of Tes and Yud Kislev, students of HaMesivta of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva Ocean Parkway davened with the Mitteler Rebbe’s Sefer Torah.
The Sefer Torah is used in a Shul in Flatbush, where the Yeshiva went to daven Shachris.
Members of the shul related that the Sefer Torah was handed down for many generations but was eventually confiscated by the KGB in communist Russia.
The story goes that two Jews who worked for the KGB snuck the Torah away and gave it to a family who smuggled it out of Russia.
The kibudim were sold to the bochurim to the highest bidder for hundreds of hours of extra learning, said Rabbi Moshe Lieblich, head of HaMesivta.