Jewish Communists Oppose Assimilationist Trend in Russia, Leader Says
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Jewish Communists Oppose Assimilationist Trend in Russia, Leader Says

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“The interests of the Jewish workers as a whole go much further. The Jewish worker must interest himself in such things as bringing more Jews into in distrait activity land settlement among the Jewish masses cultural work among the Jewish masses and so forth. Jewish work is not merely work carried on in Yiddish. The Jewish worker must interest himself in the Jewish work and if he does not do so he must be enlightened and made to realize its importance. At the same time it must be remembered the land settlement work of the Jews is part of the work of the Soviet Government in building up the social structure of the State and a general concern of all the workers, not a parely national Jewish work We must not forget that just in Krementchug for instance where the tobacco workers very often aired out against Yiddish, there is a powerful sentiment in favor of the observance of the Jewish religions holidays for Nationalist reasons. The Jewish workers. Communists or Young Communists, who cry out too much against Jewish work. should be shown the Jewish medievalist which exists, the Gorer prayer meetings in Moscow the Lubavitcher Rebbo, the whole clericalism fog and madness in the towns the wild fan## which exists the unfortunate ## of the ##ty-stricken masses, and the Cheder the entire mildew ## of the under which they live and we ask them who is to fight against this it not ## is the task of the Jewish worker and that is Jewish work.” he declared.

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