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Jews in Russia Observe Rosh Hashanah with Prayers for Nazi Defeat

The synagogues here were crowded on both days of Rosh Hashanah as never before, mostly with elderly Jews praying for the defeat of Hitlerism and for their sons and daughters who are now fighting the Nazis at the front.

Reports from Moscow as well as from Tashkent, Samarkand and the parts of Russia where large numbers of Polish Jews are congregated state that Rosh Hashanah services were held everywhere in the traditional manner with free meals being served “to all needy” at the conclusion of the ceremonies.