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Jewish Religion Attacked in Soviet Ukraine; Linked to Modern Zionism

Judaism is again under attack in the Ukraine, where more than half the Soviet Union’s 2,500, 000 Jews live, the United Press reported today from Moscow. The attack is made in a pamphlet called “The Judaic Religion–Its Origin and Essence.” The author, T. K. Kichko, complains that atheistic propaganda is betting neglected among religious Jews.

“The booklet is being distributed for mass circulation by the Ukrainian Society for the Dissemination of Political and Scientific Knowledge,” the UP report said. “It has been reviewed favorably and prominently by Pravda of the Ukraine, the republic’s most important newspaper.” The report stressed that while attacks against Judaism, are not new in the Soviet Union, this pamphlet is distinguished from others of its kind by the effort to link the ancient religion of Judaism with modern Zionism and the State of Israel