November 29, 2007
Impact of Soviet Jewry drive still resonates in U.S. today
(Page 3 - Previous Page)The campaign heightened American Jews' sense of responsibility for oppressed Jews around the world, along with the confidence that they could effect real change.
"It gave the community a sense of what is possible when we are able to speak in a united voice," Levin said. "It didn't just have an impact on Jews; what we did impacted the world. It helped expand and strengthen the human rights movement by showing a group of individuals challenging a totalitarian state at the peak of its power, so that future challenges would not look so insurmountable."