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New York City :: NY :: USA | 3 months ago

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Upon moving to New York in 1964, he set out to mobilize students to call on the Kremlin to stop the oppression of Soviet Jews, believing that Soviet Jews should not have to suffer the way Eastern European Jews did under the Nazis. In April 1964, he

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 4 months ago

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Birnbaum, the founder of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, died Wednesday at the age of 87. A native of Germany, Birnbaum escaped with his family to England after the Nazis came to power and later moved to France. Upon moving to New York in 1964,

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Bangkok :: Thailand | 9 months ago

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Then he began to complain how little genuine Buddhist education most Buddhists receive. At this point I just kept quiet, because he was starting to think I was just copying everything he said.  But perhaps nothing was quite so startling as seeing a

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Jerusalem :: Israel | over 1 year ago

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Courtesy A fascinating new book, Netiv Hadmamah, has recently been published in Hebrew. It tells the story of the involvement of the Israeli government and the Jewish Agency in the efforts to support Soviet Jewry during the 1970s and 1980s,

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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Council and a host of other local Jewish institutions sponsored the event. After an hour of eating, hugging and shmoozing, the formal event began, with dignitaries addressing the crowd of about 100, followed by a panel discussion. Though the

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Tenafly :: NJ :: USA | over 1 year ago

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On a frigid Sunday morning 25 years ago this week, some 250,000 people descended onto the national mall in Washington, D.C., to plead for the freedom of Soviet Jewry...It was a moment of unity in the American Jewish community that I don't think we've

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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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Today marks the 25th anniversary of one of American Jewry's finest moments. December 6, 1987, was a brisk, fairly cold Sunday in Washington, the kind of day best spent curled up on a couch watching an exciting afternoon of football. But instead of

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Moscow :: Russia | 2 years ago

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Election-year considerations and Moscow's human rights record make passing proposal an uphill battle. As the Obama administration tries to remove Russia from US legislation restricting trade between the two countries, it has allies from an unlikely

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New York City :: NY :: USA | over 2 years ago

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Gal Beckerman, by his own admission, is an unlikely chronicler of Soviet Jewry. The journalist, who received the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature at a ceremony in Jerusalem on Wednesday, has no direct ties to the community. He was born in New

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Vienna :: Austria | 3 years ago

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Kristallnacht, the night of broken glass - when hundreds of Jewish businesses and virtually every synagogue throughout Germany and Austria were set ablaze. On that terrible night in 1938, my father, Sol, ran into a burning synagogue near his home in

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