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Anti-religious Campaign Launched in Connection with High Holydays

An anti-religious holyday campaign is being organized in Soviet Russia today, three weeks before the Jewish High Holydays begin.

The “Emess” has issued a proclamation urging Jewish workers, whether they be artisans, colonists, employed in the factories or elsewhere, not to interrupt their labors on the Jewish New Year or on the Day of Atonement.

The paper calls upon the labor unions and the Association of the Godless to regulate the campaign to keep Jewish workers at their jobs during the holyday season.

A special consultation bureau will be opened at the offices of the “Emess” in connection with the anti-holyday campaign and also for the purpose of receiving complaints against organizations which refuse to take part in such a campaign.

According to the proclamation, Jewish colonists will be compelled to join a special anti-religious march in which will participate all members of Jewish collectives, who will proceed to the city to sell their products in the collective markets, during the holyday season.

All co-operatives and artels as well as offices and factories will be controlled by brigades whose function it will be to establish who is absent from work either on the Jewish New Year or on the Day of Atonement. The entire campaign will be conducted under the slogan :

“Fight the Jewish Speculator! Fight the Middleman! Fight the Private Trader!”