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Anti-passover Campaign Not Doing Well in Soviet Russia: Chairman of Local Soviet Announced to Speak

April 14, 1932
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The “Emess” publishes a report from the town of Monastrishtshe in which the local correspondent complains that the atheist organisation in the town is neglecting the anti-Passover campaign.

The other day, he says, the teachers and the local Soviet called a mass meeting of the Jewish working-class population, at which the Chairman of the Soviet, Comrade Stesel, was to have delivered an address pointing out the harmful affects of religion and of Passover observance. The audience assembled, but Soviet Chairman Stesel did not arrive to deliver his address. It was afterwards discovered that when he should have been placing himself at the head of the anti-religious work, he had been busy baking matzoth for himself.

The entire working-class population is indignant at having such a Soviet Chairman, he concludes, and we must get rid of such Chairman in our Soviet bodies.

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