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Jews in Russia Observe the World-wide Fast

August 13, 1942
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For the first time in the history of Soviet Russia, Jews in this country today joined the Jews of the world in a Day of Fast and Prayers proclaimed by the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada.

General Chobrutsky, president of the Moscow Jewish Community which has its offices now in Tashkent, cabled to the Union of Orthodox Rabbis in New York that he has undertaken to see to it that Jews in Russia are informed of today’s world-wide Jewish Day of Fast and Prayers and are enabled to observe it. The communication is the first sent from here to a rabbinical organization abroad since the Communist Party come to power.

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