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March 19, 1993 - Image 41

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-03-19

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Artzenu Yisrael
Future Leadership Mission
to Israel

JIEVVISH
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Lubavitchers
See 'Lost' Books

Moscow (JTA) — In the
midst of a turbulent week in
Russian politics, the
Lubavitcher Chasidim won a
small victory here last week.
For the first time in nearly
70 years, Lubavitch rabbis
laid eyes on some of the
books that once belonged to
the father-in-law of their
current rebbe, Rabbi
Menachem Schneerson.
The Lubavitchers have
been trying for nearly two
years to recover the collec-
tion of roughly 12,000 vol-
umes of religious books and
manuscripts, which were
N
seized by Communist au-
thorities during the Russian
Revolution and have been
languishing in the Russian
Library since 1919.
Rabbi Boruch Cunin of Los
Angeles, who has
spearheaded the recovery
effort, visited what until re-
cently was called the Lenin
Library last week with some
30 other Lubavitchers from
Russia, the United States
and Israel.
The visit was made possi-
ble by Russian Culture Min-
ister Evgeny Sidorov, who
early this month gave Rabbi
Cunin a letter authorizing
the Lubavitchers to inspect
the collection.
But as has so often
happened in the Chabad
movement's long struggle to
regain the books, there was
bad feeling on both sides in
the latest round.
"The librarians were not
cooperative, even though we
had Sidorov's permission"
and the library director, Igor
Filippov, "told them to show
us the books," said Rabbi
Cunin.
"At first, they showed_ us
what purported to be a
catalogue of the Schneerson
collection, but it listed only
about 600 books. Never-
theless, we selected 50 or so
to look at," he said.
"By the end of the day, the
librarians brought out only
19. And they assigned us
only four places in the
reading room."
"It's impossible to work at
the library under those con-
ditions , Rabbi Cunin
declared. "And there was
harassment."
The librarians saw things
) differently.
"They were praying very
loudly," complained
librarian Mary Trifanenko.
"We can't have that in the
reading room. And they
wanted to take pictures, but
that requires special permis-
sion."

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