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Friday, March 29, 1985

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Soviet Jewry's Story
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MON FORT

This year it will be on Friday
evening, April 5, when Jews in
the free world will Lather around
their resplendently bedecked
Seder tables to celebrate
Passover, the Festival of Free-
dom; to recount and vicariously
join their ancestors in the
rapture-laden liberation march
from Egyptian bondage, across
the wilderness to the Promised
Land.
Who more than the human
rights-deprived Jews behind the
Iron Curtain can empathize with
the tyrannical and abusive
treatment the ancient Israelites
endured in Egypt for over 400
years? This identity assumes an
even grimmer reality for the
Jewish prisoners of conscience,
languishing in the notorious labor
camps in the remote regions of
Siberia.
How can it be rationally ac-
counted , for that these post-
Revolutionary born young adult
Jews, raised in a religiously
sterile environment, bereft of
even a modicum of Jewish educa-
tion, have risen in open defiance
and strident protest against the
Kremlin's anti-Jewish policies?
The widespread and popular an-
swer is that the establishment of
the State of Israel and her bril-
liant victory of the Six-Day War
were chiefly responsible for this
phenomenon.
Both these events of contem-
porary vintage undoubtedly con-
tributed in no small measure to
reawakening, the heretofore dor-
mant national consciousness of
Russian Jewry which was forcibly
anaegthetized'in the wake of the
Communist takeover. However,
in and of themselves, they fall
short of rendering a full account of
the sustaining character of the
dissident movement whose objec-
tives strikingly resemble those
which brought the Exodus from
Egypt into being.
No other single event in the col-
lective Jewish experience than
the breaking loose from the
chains of enthralment in tandem
with receiving the Decalogue at
Mt. Sinai,splayed a more decisive
role in casting the national reli-
gious character of the Jewish

people. And since it is a well es-
tablished, historically proven
principle--that-no--occurrence- of a
momentous nature is ever
entirely lost on future genera-
tions, it becomes clear why a na-
tional rennaissance has taken
place among Soviet Jews. All that
was necessary to reactivate it was
a potent shot in the arm and that
was provided by the creation of
the Third Jewish Commonwealth
in 1948.
Although Passover is a dis-
tinctly Jewish festival, in its
broader scope, it had what is now
called the "ripple effect." It was
not only the progenitor of Jewish

Although Passover is
a distinctly Jewish
festival, it had what
is now called a cripple
effect.'

nationhood and independence but
had begotten in the course of time
three other far-reaching,
freedom-ridden political and so-
cial changes in the Old and New
Worlds: the Magna Carta in
England (1215), the American
Revolution (1776) and the French
Revolution (1789).
It seems that the authors of the
Haggadah, endowed with a keen
and almost uncanny insight of the
historical process, were also
aware of the ripple effect as it op-
erates in directing the destiny of
human society. And this may be
inferred from the following
Hagadah passage:
"It is incumbent on every Is-
raelite in every generation to look
upon himself as if he personally
had gone forth from Egypt, . . . It
is not our ancestors alone that the
Most Holy, blessed be He, re-
deemed from Egypt but also us did
He redeem along with them as it
is written. And he brought us
forth thence that He might bring
us to the land which he swore to
give to our fathers."

Copyright 1985, Worldwide News
Service - Seven Arts Features.

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Saudi Arabian defense minister Prince Abderrahaman Ben Abdel Aziz
accepts a rifle from his French counterpart, Charles Hernu, during a
Paris visit to finalize the Saudi purchase of 46 Mirage 2000 jet fighter
planes.

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