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Communists Continue Anti-religious Drive on Eve of Yom Kippur

“Let us storm the sky,” is the slogan urged by the Communist Yiddish daily, “Emes,” for tightening the anti-religious campaign as Yom Kippur approaches.

The “Emes” announces the anti-religious program for the Moscow province. On Kol Nidre night, fifteen concerts have been arranged for Jewish women, whom the Communists are anxious to attract away from the synagogues.

On the Day of Atonement, several museum excursions have been arranged for women. Anti-religious automobile parades will be staged in the streets on which there are synagogues.

The Kalinindorf Regional Soviet has called for Yom Kippur day a regional convention of Jewish colonists, members of the collectives.

Reporting on the results of the anti-religious campaign on Rosh Hashanah, the “Emes” states that in Minsk, Borisov and Slutsk, teachers of the Yiddish schools went with their pupils to the synagogues to hear the cantors. The “Emes” reprimands them sharply. The paper alleges that in the Berditchev region, the synagogues are used as places to hide sacks of bread and vodka. The paper asserts that in the Pogrebishtshe synagogue, 22 bottles of whisky were found hidden among the Holy Scrolls in the Ark.

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