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Soviet Jews Eager to Preserve Jewish Identity

December 24, 1971
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Dr. Lavoslav Kadelburg, chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Yugoslavia, said here that there was a quest for Jewish identity among Soviet Jews of all ages. Dr. Kadelburg recently visited the Soviet Union to attend the funeral of the late chief rabbi of Moscow, Yehuda Leib Levin who died Nov. 17. He presented his account of the funeral and his impressions of Jewish life in the USSR at a meeting of the European Executive of the World Jewish Congress. “One comes across third generation Soviet Jews who had never had any direct Jewish education and are yet anxious to preserve their Jewish identity,” Dr. Kadelburg said. “Soviet Jews, young and old, speak openly of aliyah.”

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