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Glenn Richter

  • Rabbi Miller Urges Dobrynin to Ask Kremlin to Release Mrs. Kuznetsov

    Rabbi Israel Miller, president of the American Zionist Federation, has asked Anatoly F. Dobrynin, the Soviet ambassador to the US, to ask the Kremlin to release Soviet Jewish prisoner Sylva Zalmanson Kuznetsov, who is serving a 10-year sentence for an alleged skyjacking attempt. In a cable to Dobrynin in Washington, Rabbi Miller said: “The condition… More ▸

  • Sssj to Conduct Selective Boycott Against Soviet Products Sold in Us

    The Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry announced today that it would conduct “a selected economic boycott of selected Russian products.” The announcement followed yesterday’s demonstration by the SSSJ in front of Macy’s and Gimbels department stores to protest the stores’ selling of Russian vodka. Thirty members of the SSSJ demonstrated for more than two-and-a-half hours…. More ▸

  • 18 Russians, Including 7 Jews to Tour Us; Abrams Suggests US Jews Welcome Visitors

    An official Soviet tour group consisting of 18 members–about half of them Jews–is expected in the United States later this week. The group is travelling under the auspices of the Soviet Government and will visit New York, Washington, Kansas City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and possibly other cities. There few if any national Russians in… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry Top Priority Issue in Many Jewish Communities, Says Richter

    The battle for Soviet Jews is now the “hottest issue” in many Jewish communities around the United States, concluded Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry national coordinator Glenn Richter, just back from a 5,000-mile, cross-country Soviet Jewry tour. Richter said he was “pleasantly surprised” by the level of activity and creativity on the local level. To… More ▸

  • Charges Dropped Against 14 Who Handcuffed Themselves to U.S. Mission

    Charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct against 14 Jews who handcuffed themselves to the United States Mission on June 14 were dismissed in Criminal Court today by Judge Leon Becker. After a two-and-a-half-hour hearing, the judge said the government had not proved that its allegations were true. The defendants were 11 rabbis, two professors… More ▸

  • Vigil at Soviet Mission on Behalf of Fathers Whose Children Are in Soviet Jails

    Five men picketed peacefully in front of the Soviet United Nations Mission for 90 minutes today in what Glenn Richter, national coordinator of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry, described as a symbolic “Fathers’ Day” vigil in behalf of the Jewish fathers in the Soviet Union whose children are imprisoned for facing trial. The pickets… More ▸

  • Demonstrators Removed from U.S. Mission Protest to Rogers, Bush

    The 15 demonstrators–including 12 rabbis–who were charged with criminal trespass yesterday after handcuffing themselves to the United States Mission to the United Nations protested today the treatment they were accorded during their “moderate and respectable action.” In a telegram to Secretary of State William P. Rogers, Under Secretary John N. Irwin, Assistant Secretary for European… More ▸

  • 15 Arrested at U.S. Mission to UN After Demonstrators Handcuff Themselves to Mission

    Twelve rabbis, two Jewish professors and the national coordinator of the Student Struggle for Soviet Jewry were arrested and charged with criminal trespass today after they handcuffed themselves to the United States Mission for two hours to protest the State Department’s alleged failure to take “meaningful” action to aid Soviet Jewry. Five of the rabbis… More ▸

  • 2,000 Demonstrators Demand ‘free Kishinev Nine’; 1903 Kishinev Pogrom Recalled

    The cry of “Am Yisroel Chai,” and “Free the Kishinev Nine,” reverberated along the boardwalk in Brighton Beach as some 2,000 persons representing congregations. Yeshivas, Jewish civic organizations and university student groups gathered at this Brooklyn residential and resort community this afternoon to denounce the persecution of Soviet Jews. In an impassioned speech, Rabbi Steven… More ▸

  • Ruth Wears Star of David on Prison Uniform; Removed to ‘far Away’ Prison

    Ruth Aleksandrovich fashioned a Star of David from pajama threads and affixed it to her prison uniform, Jewish sources in Riga reported this weekend. It is not known how long Miss Aleksandrovich, who is completing a one-year sentence in a “strict regime” prison camp for alleged anti-Soviet activities, was permitted to wear the star. Earlier… More ▸