South African Board of Deputies Appeal to World Conscience to Intervene on Behalf of 11
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South African Board of Deputies Appeal to World Conscience to Intervene on Behalf of 11

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The South African Board of Deputies and the country’s Zionist Federation registered shock and anguish over the court decisions in Leningrad. In a Joint statement, they appealed to the conscience of the world to intervene to save the convicted alleged hijackers. At a nationally broadcast Chanukah service in this city’s main synagogue, Chief Rabbi Bernard Kasper denounced the trial and the sentences and said a prayer for Soviet Jewry.

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