The Communist Jewish workers are now taking up a big campaign against Sabbath observance. In a number of towns in White Russia, the Communist Jewish Artisan Co-operatives, instead of resting on Saturday, have made Monday or Tuesday the day of rest. Any day is good enough, they say, so long as it is not Saturday, when work must be carried on as usual, to demonstrate that this day, associated with religion and superstition, has no further significance for the Jewish worker.
The Orthodox Jewish population in the towns concerned has organized protest meetings, complaining against the attempt to compel them to desecrate the Sabbath. The Jewish Communists who attended the meetings in large numbers laughed and jeered at them.
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