Communists Angered by Wide Sale of Jewish Religious Books in Russia

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The wide distribution of Jewish religious books in Russia during the past year called forth the ire of the Jewish Communists.

In an editorial published in the “Emes” the paper asks why the Government printing plant has published 85,000 copies of religious books, including prayer books. Pentateuchs, and manuals for women and children for a Bobruisk Jewish bookseller. The paper also asks that an investigation be made as to why the Berdichev Jewish publisher, Myer Epstein. was permitted by the Ukrainian Government to print similar books. The paper states that Epstein sold 100,000 religious books during the year.

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