Unbroken Spirit

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As we approach the 25th anniversary of the March on Washington, an unprecedented display of solidarity for Soviet Jewry, join us for

Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage, and Survival

An evening with Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich

Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:00pm

“Yosef Mendelevich is a true hero of one of the most successful human rights struggles in history: the rescue of Soviet refuseniks and Prisoners of Zion from an antisemitic captivity . . . This remarkable memoir must be read by all who love freedom and cherish the right to practice their religion.” -Alan Dershwitz, Harvard University

At age twenty-two, after his attempts to receive an exit visa were repeatedly refused Yosef Mendelevich participated in an attempt to hijack a plane to the West – an act designed to raise awareness about the desperate plight of Soviet Jews. He was arrested and sentenced to twelve years in the Soviet gulag. This struggle opened the first cracks in the Iron Curtain and eventually brought about the mass exodus of Soviet Jewry. His book is the story of one man’s resistance against tyranny, and his daily struggle to retain his faith and his humanity in a system built to extinguish both. Unbroken
Spirit is a testament to the strength of the human soul and an inspiration to us all.

Yosef Mendelevich was born in Riga, Latvia, in 1947. Since his release in 1981, he has lived in Israel, where he received his rabbinic ordination and a master’s degree in Jewish history, and today teaches at Jerusalem’s Machon Meir Yeshiva.

A booksigning will follow the program.

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The Museum of Tolerance is excited to be making some important upgrades in the Holocaust Section. Please be advised that the Holocaust section of the Museum will be closed on Monday, August 31st. In its place, we invite you to experience the extraordinary Anne Frank exhibit at no additional charge. The Tolerancenter™ , Finding Our Families Finding Ourselves and other Museum exhibits are open as usual.

The next monthly From Hate to Hope® presentation will take place on Sunday, November 1st at 3:00p.m.

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