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Tightrope of Life

Vayeilech/Shabbat Shuva (Deuteronomy 31:1-31:30)

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/torah_portion/article/tightrope_of_life_20051007

In the days of communism's fierce grip on the Soviet Union, there lived a Chasidic Jew named Reb Mendel Futerfas. Reb Mendel repeatedly put his life at risk with his efforts to promote Jewish education behind the Iron Curtain and for some 14 years was incarcerated in prisons and labor camps for his "crime" of teaching Torah.

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