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Securing the Heart Valves

Bernard Mehlman, the senior rabbi at Temple Israel in Boston, was one of many Jews who participated in the movement for Soviet Jewry. His account of an early effort to bring a much-needed heart valve to a refusenik denied surgery reveals much about the strength and breadth of the network he and others were building. His story is divided into three clips. Part 1 focuses on how Mehlman secured two heart valves to save the woman’s life.
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Rabbi Bernard Mehlman

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Securing the Heart Valves." (Viewed on March 23, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/securing-heart-valves>.


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