A massive fire ripped through Beit Midrash Morasha (Arthur’s Road) in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, it appears there were as many as seven Sifei Torah that were destroyed in the blaze.

An eyewitness said: “Tears streaming down the faces of witnesses as they formed a human chain to try and save religious books from the burning shul. 7 Torahs destroyed. Later the shul Rabbi recited Kaddish”.

The damage is reported as severe. There were no injuries, and foul play is not suspected.

Sources told YWN that a Chanukah Menorah may have been the cause of the blaze.  Read more at YWN