Tent City Resident Brings Gemarah To Police Headquarters

PHOTOS: Police today received a Gemarah from Tent City, Chaplain Ehrman tells TLS. The Gemarah Avoda Zara contains no name but contains hand-written documents inside. The Gemarah may have been stolen together with other items.

It was brought to police headquarters by a Tent City resident who said he found it at the camp.

If you believe the item may belong to you, you can retrieve it by going to the front desk at police headquarters.

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  1. There’s no doubt in my mind that one of the tent city campers was trying to finish some masechtos in time for the upcoming siyum hashas!!

    I guess now he has no other choice than to join the rest of us in the Ohel (tent) of Torah at one of the local batei medrashim..

    🙂 🙂

  2. #2 – loved your comment! It looks like a lot of effort went into writing those notes, which of course are irreplaceable. I hope this is being publicized in other forums as well, because I doubt someone who spends all that time writing such beautiful notes in his gemara is spending too much time catching up on all his new online, kosher as the site may be.

  3. i know,why is this news?? a desperate attempt to show something positive about tent city? i’m sure there r some good people there, and they should be given a shelter. but the fact is the fact: tent city has got to go. get the people to a nice shelter and get rid of it already!

  4. To #9m, Obviously so that the owner can be located!
    To #1 and to many other posters,The word ” It’s” is only written with an apostrophe when it meant “it is”. Otherwise it is written without an apostrophe. An apostrophe is that little line on top that you inserted where it wasn’t necessary.

  5. The owner of this Gemorah is probably a middle aged person. The Gemorah was printed in the early 80’s. The Rashi D’vrie Hamaschil is not bold/highlighted. It was printed by the Mechon Chasam Sofer. (I know because i got the same set for my Chasunah).

  6. It is news because it’s a chashuva Zach a) finding a Gemara b) doing the gevaldiga mitzva of hashavas aveida. Kudos to the scoop this is exactly what’s news should b about in ir hatorah more so than elections and other mishigasim

  7. To # 13,

    What you’re saying is bichlal not muchach. Maybe the owner bought the particular earlier-generation print from one of the local seforim liquidators for cheaper than the cost of the modern print. Maybe he got it as a gift from his father.

    Personally, the handwriting looks to me more like from someone younger, but then again, maybe…

  8. Of all the commnets, the most sensibleis that someone worked very hard no those notes. probably for moneths or maybe year (?s) do you know what is is like to lose all that work. everyone should talk about this and hep this lomeid hatorah find his work. who knows, the chiddushim in their may inspire someone to something grat one day…

  9. Why not just thank God that the Gemarah has been turned over to authorities so that it can be returned to the owner.

    The Lord moves in mysterious ways.

  10. Not everyone in Tent city is bad. There are at least 3 veterans, 2 of whom fought in the Middle East to keep Israel safe. There are at least 6 persons of Jewish faith.

  11. I was asked by another resident if I wanted to buy this book. I recognized what it was , and knew it was very valuable spiritually to the J-ws.He was not J-wish and I thought it was most likly stolen . I gave him $2 for it , and brought it to the police station. I apologize for all the harm the other residents did to offend and hurt the J-ws . I would love to find if the owner was finally found . ( I am using friend’s email)

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