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Brother, Rabbi, Prays to ‘save’ Litvinoff

While Soviet Foreign Commissar Maxim Litvinoff is living in “luxury and power in the Kremlin,” his brother, Rabbi Jacob Wallach of Lodz, Poland, deeply grieved by the “Godlessness” of the Commissar, is praying and fasting, hoping for his return to the true faith, the London Daily Express reported today in a sensationally featured story.

Commenting editorially on the report, the Express asks the rhetorical question as to which of the two one would rather be. Commissar Litvinoff’s name was originally Wallach, but he assumed the name Litvinoff as a “nom de guerre” when he entered the Russian revolutionary movement early in the 1900’s.