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4,000 Jews in Moscow to Work on High Holidays, Aver Jewish Communists

September 18, 1929
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Four thousand Jews in Moscow will engage in work on Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur, the two holiest days in the Jewish calendar, according to the expectations of the Yevsekzia, Jewish section of the Communist Party. In a statement issued, it declares that it has contracted for them to work as laborers in new buildings, as well as carriers at railway stations. The estimated number of workers is believed to be exaggerated, inasmuch as the anti-religious campaign being carried on in Soviet Russia has attracted little attention not only in the province, but even in Moscow.

The “Emes,” Jewish Communist daily of Moscow, today publishes the program arranged for Yom Kippur. On Kol Nidre eve, special anti-religious concerts have been arranged throughout the city. For Yom Kippur, excursions to museums and free movies for women and children have been arranged.

In a nine column article devoted to anti-religious propaganda the “Emes” writes: “During the day when the Jewish servants of capital will through religion attempt to enslave the masses to the carriage of the exploiters, conscious proletarians, should exhibit not passive resistance but actual war, unveiling the real contra-revolutionary contents of religion.”

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