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Don’t Touch Nixon, He Saved my Life

At a time when Israel was facing defeat, only one friend rose up to send help.

Alvin Kushner, Former Detroit Jewish Leader, Dies

Alvin Kushner, the former executive director of what is now the JCRC of Metropolitan Detroit, died Monday at the age of 88. Kushner led what...

1 Million Sign On For ‘Virtual March’ Marking ‘87 Soviet Jewry Rally

More than 1 million people have signed on to join a "virtual march" commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.

The JTA Politically Editorializes My Letter on The Soviet Jewry Movement

Yisrael Medad's letter to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on the true beginning of the movement for Soviet Jewry and what country the JTA said Medad resided in.

We Have A Lot To Learn From The Soviet Jewry Movement

The greatest Jewish success story in a quarter century has become unknown to many in less than a generation. On Dec. 6, 1987, when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in Washington, more than a quarter-million American Jews – Democrats and Republicans, observant and secular, and individuals representing the entire spectrum of Israeli politics – gathered on the National Mall with a single unified message as old as the Exodus story: “Let our people go!”

Mayor Bloomberg to the Homeless: No Cholent for You!

Former pro-Soviet Jewry activist and local Upper West Side all around tzadik Glenn Richter has been collecting food from the Ohav Zedek synagogue and similar institutions and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently, when he attempted to bring a traditional Shabbat cholent leftovers from a shul kiddush, he was refused on account of the Bloomberg administration's decree against giving too much salt, fat and fiber to the homeless.

Guest Editorial: Percy Sutton, Champion Of Soviet Jewry

The sad news of the passing of Percy Sutton at the age of 89 brought back a flood of memories. In the 1970s and early '80s, I worked closely with the then-Manhattan borough president and a key power broker in New York politics when I served as executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and later of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

Guest Editorial: Percy Sutton, Champion Of Soviet Jewry

The sad news of the passing of Percy Sutton at the age of 89 brought back a flood of memories. In the 1970s and early '80s, I worked closely with the then-Manhattan borough president and a key power broker in New York politics when I served as executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and later of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

‘A True Brother’

Jack Kemp, who died on Saturday at the age of 73, was, in the words of longtime public official Alan Steinberg, “not only a friend to the Jewish community – he was a true brother to us.”

Hadassah Honors Bergson Group

WASHINGTON - The campaign to win public recognition for the Holocaust rescue activists known as the Bergson Group took another step forward recently when Hadassah became the latest major Jewish organization to pay tribute to the 1940's activists.

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