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Soviets Deport Talmudists

January 22, 1923
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Tried for “leading unnatural cabalistic lives” seven Talmudic students were sentenced to be deported by a court in Minsk, White Russia. The charges were preferred by the Jewish Section of the Communist Party. The charge that they were evading military service was another count on which the accused were tried and convicted. It was alleged during the trial that the Yeshivah had received aid from chasidim in Poland, in addition to gifts from local philanthropists. Four butchers ###re sentenced to pay heavy fines for contributing towards the maintenance of the Yeshivah.

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