my father Berish Goldblum (Benjamin Gold) prepared
to leave Ozarow, Poland to go to Canada, where he
would marry his fiancée Sarah Rifka Brandel Szafir,
he went to say goodbye to his future father-in-law
Moishe Aaron Szafir.
Moishe Aaron was not only a baker,
he was also the Shamis in the Ozarower Shule. He
was known as Moishe'le Shamis.
Aaron gave his future son-in-law the family Torah
to take to Canada. He made it very clear that this
Torah must never be sold with one exception --only
if money was required for his daughter's wedding.
father arrived in Canada at the end of October,
and on December 25, 1930 the wedding of my parents
took place at the Adas Israel Anshe Sfard Shule in
Torah was never sold and has been used almost
every Monday and Thursday ever since at the Adas
1968 my father carried this Torah each year at the Kol
Nidre Services. Since his death in 1968, I have carried
on the tradition. My grandson Joel Meyerson has now
started to follow in the family tradition.
the best of my knowledge, no other Torah originally from
Ozarow, Poland exist today. Someday in the future I hope
to travel to Israel with my grandson and take the Torah
to the "ESH DAT," i.e. the Ozerov Torah Center &
Rabbinical Seminary in Bnei Brak."
---Moishe Gold, Ozarow descendant