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Radio Liberty Beams Rosh Hashanah Program to Jews in Soviet Union

A special Rosh Hashanah program broadcast to the Jews of the Soviet Union this weekend by Radio Liberty, which beams programs to all parts of the Soviet Union in Russian and 17 other languages from transmitters in Western Europe and the Far East. The broadcast emphasized that the 3,000,000 Jews living in the Soviet Union have not been forgotten by their co-religionists abroad who are free to worship as they please.

As Jews throughout the world began a ten-day period of prayer and meditation, Soviet Jews too heard the traditional New Year’s greeting: “May you be inscribed for a good year.” Traditional chants of the Friday season were sung in Hebrew, and the program stressed the theme of penitence and moral regeneration.