International: The Rosenberg Diversion

A shabby old woman, her hair tucked beneath a scarf in the strict Orthodox manner, circulated sadly among the studious rabbis who live close by the Arab sector of Jerusalem. To each she told the same tear-stained story—two relatives of hers, a man & wife, were shortly to be put to death by the Americans.

Twenty of the rabbis, unworldly men who spend their lives among the fine points of Jewish law, complied with the woman's request, though few could read the English-language document they were asked to sign. Next day Israel's Communist newspaper...

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