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A Weekly Review
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VOL. LIX. No . 11
May 28, 1971
Ominous Fate Threatens
Jews on Trial in USSR
A state of a panic has settled upon many Russian Jews — especially these in Riga,
those awaiting trial in Kishinev and the hundreds who are seeking visas to go to. Israel and
are therefore blacklisted for persecutions.
As The Jewish News went to press Thursday, it was reported that the four Riga defendants
had been given one- to three-year sentences for "anti-Soviet slander" and for distributing literature
pertaining to the hijacking of a Soviet airliner last year. The one who got the stiffest sentence
was identified only as the defendant who said in court that he was being tried solely because
of his desire to go to Israel. On trial were Ruth Aleksandrovich, Mikhail Shepshelovich, Arkady
Shpilberg and Boris Maftsier.
Meanwhile Mikhail Zand, who was granted a visa to go to Israel and then had it cancelled
in punishment for having spoken to foreign newspaper correspondents, is in despair over his
status. Prof. Herbert Paper of the University of Michigan spoke to him from Ann Arbor over
the overseas phone for 35 minutes. Then Dr. Zand told him from his home in Moscow that on being
denied renewal of a visa he was told that the verdict won't come for an "unbeshtimte zeit"-----an
indefinite time. Prof. Paper again reached him by phone late Tuesday and Zand told him "men
lebt in Dahkes"—we live in despair and poverty, and before they were cut off Zand expressed his
anxiety to secure Israel citizenship in absentia in accordance with the most recent legislation
adopted in the Knesset. Dr. Zand told Prof. Paper that he tries frequently to contact the Dutch
Embassy in Moscow, the intermediary there for Israel, in the hope of securing Israel citizenship
and a visa.
JTA reports that the prosecution in Riga submitted a copy of a one-page journal called
"Iton" (Hebrew for newspaper) containing an article titled "My National Language." The lan-
guage referred to was Hebrew.
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Turkey Arrests Suspects; Israel Shocked by Murder
-Arrests of major suspects in Istanbul may lead to the punishment of the guilty in the murder of Israel
Consul General Ephraim Elrom in Istanbul. A student in Istanbul University, 24-year-old Nahit Tore, is under
arrest as a suspect in the murder. The curfew in Istanbul continues in the hunt for the murderers.
• JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israeli leaders voiced shock and outrage over the murder by Turkish terrorists
of Ephraim Elrom, Israel's consul general in Istanbul, who was kidnaped from his apartment May 17. His body
was found Saturday with a bullet hole in his head, not far from the consulate office.
Premier Golda Meir denounced the murder as "senseless." She cabled a personal message of condolence to
Elrom's widow, Elsa. Mrs. Meir said: "Dearest Elsa, I have just heard the awful news. We wish we could
comfort you but this is impossible. We are all with you in your terrible suffering."
Mrs. Meir left for Helsinki, Finland, where she was to open a debate on the Middle East at a meeting of
the Socialist International Council.
Acting Premier Yigal Allon said at Sunday's cabinet meeting that Elrom's kidnap-murder was the work
of "base criminals devoid of conscience who did not recoil from taking the life of a defenseless, innocent pe:,:son."
A leftist Turkish revolutionary group which styles itself the Turkish People's Liberation Army, claimed
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A Famous Lamp With the Shema b the Noted Artist Jacoi, Reis
The Ten Words
I the Lord am your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, the
house of bondage:
You shall have no other gods beside Me.
You shall not make for yourself a sculptured image, any likeness of what
is in the heavens above, or on the earth below, or in the waters below the earth.
You shall not bow down to them or serve them. For I the Lord your God
am an impassioned God, visiting the guilt of the fathers upon the children, upon
the third and upon the fourth generations of those who reject Me, but showing
kindness to the thousandth generation of those who love Me and keep My com-
You shall not swear falsely by the name of the Lord your God; for the
Lord will not clear one who swears falsely by His name.
Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God has
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a
sabbath of the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your
daughter, your male or female slave, your ox or your ass, or any of your cattle,
or the stranger in your settlements, so that your male or female slave may rest
as you do.
Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt and the Lord your
Deuteronomy 5 :6-21
God freed you from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; there-
fore the Lord your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded
you, that you may long endure, and that you may fare well in the land that the
Lord your God is giving you.
You shall not murder.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not crave your neigh-
bor's house, ar his field, or his male or female slave, or his ox, or his ass, or
anything that is your neighbor's.
The Lord spoke these words—these and no more—to your whole congrega-
tion at the 'mountain, with a mighty voice out of the fire and the dense clouds.
He inscribed them on two tablets of stone, which He gave to me.
When you heard the voice out of the darkness, while the mountain was
ablaze with fire, you came up to me, all your tribal heads and elders, and said,
"The Lord our God has just shown us His majestic Presence and we have heard
His voice out of the fire; we have seen this day that man may live though God
has spoken to him."
From 1963 Revised Jewish Publication Society Translation of the Torah.