Human Rights and Soviet Jewry

Throughout the centuries Jews have been associated with the struggle for human rights – not only for themselves, but in spirit, and more often in practice, for the community in which they lived. This was, perhaps, an outcome of the ethical teachings of Judaism that, in the depths of persecution and personal suffering, a Jew … Read more

Exit Visa

While I appreciate Zeev Ben-Shlomo’s general review of my book, “Exit Visa,” I cannot accept the .contention that the Moscow Helsinki Committee did not play an important role in the life of the Jewish emigration movement between 1976 and 1978. Jewish participation in the committee’s work was not the action of a few isolated desperate … Read more

The Trial of Yuri Orlov

The acting president of the Board of Deputies, Mr Greville Janner QC MP is to be commended for his condemnation of the Orlov trial at last week’s meeting of the deputies. This is the first time that a leader of Anglo-Jewry has officially spoken out on a Jewish platform on behalf of a Russian democrat … Read more