International: Program for Pogrom

In his Jerusalem flat, Rabbi Klemes let himself down into a comfortable chair and tuned in the radio. "Tonight you will hear a recording of this morning's broadcast from Moscow," said the announcer. Frail old (74) Jacob Klemes, who had slipped out of Russia in 1934 after nine nervous years as Rabbi of Moscow, leaned forward, the better to hear his mother tongue. Half an hour later his housekeeper found him dead.

Rabbi Klemes had a son and a daughter in Moscow; both are practicing physicians. But it did not need a personal relationship for...

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