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Unbroken Spirit

Reb Mottel Lifshitz, a key figure in the Soviet Jewish underground, served as Moscow’s only ritual slaughterer for almost three decades, and performed countless clandestine circumcisions.
Soviet War on Judaism, Lubavitcher Rebbe
Unbroken Spirit
Disc 194, Program 775

Reb Mottel Lifshitz, a key figure in the Soviet Jewish underground, served as Moscow’s only ritual slaughterer for almost three decades, and performed countless clandestine circumcisions.

A survivor of forced labor in the gulags, he was the subject of frequent interrogations at the hands of Soviet authorities.

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