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A Network of People

Many of the huge piles of goods Americans smuggled into the Soviet Union were sold on the black market. The money was used to pay rent, buy food, and provide medical supplies for refuseniks. What about the Jewish prayer books and histories that people like Rabbi Mehlman and Rabbi Friedman carried? What did Soviet Jews do with those items? Alla Aberson provides one answer.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "A Network of People." (Viewed on April 8, 2020) <>.


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