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A tale of freedom: Interview with former Prisoner of Zion, Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich.

Only a few decades ago, under the Soviets, Torah learning was banned, Torah scrolls, tefillin, texts were burned, Jews lived in fear.

A tale of freedom :Interview with a former Prisoner of Zion

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

Former prisoner of Zion Anatoly Altman dies

Altman, who tried to hijack a plane to escape the former Soviet Union, dies in Haifa at age 77.

Former prisoner of Zion Anatoly Altman dies

‘I dedicate the award to the Jews who gave their lives’

Former Prisoner of Zion Rabbi Yosef Mendelevitch receives “Jewish Heroism Award” from the Kremlin.

‘I dedicate the award to the Jews who gave their lives’player

'My Purim is the celebration of my life'

Former Prisoner of Zion Yosef Mendelevitch speaks about his feelings on Purim exactly 36 years after his release from a Soviet Prison.

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The connection between Chabad, Prisoner of Zion

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich tells the moving story of a Prisoner of Zion in a Soviet prison and his meeting with Chabad.

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Prisoner of Zion marks 46 years since arrest

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich marks 46 years since he and a group of Jewish refuseniks were arrested at Leningrad Airport.

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Passover miracles: Seder in a Soviet jail

Learn the fascinating story of a Prisoner of Zion who managed to scrounge together a seder in a Soviet prison, and merited to see miracles.

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Natan Sharansky marks 30 years

30 years after making Aliyah, former Prisoner of Zion speaks about Soviet Jewry's rediscovery of their Jewish identity and 'enormous power.'

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'Did you come to Israel to make it Soviet?'

Anti-assimilation head urges ex-Prisoner of Zion Edelstein to do soul searching and fight for the Jewish state, following his call to ban.

'Did you come to Israel to make it Soviet?'

Leading Prisoner of Zion Passes Away, Aged 88

Refusenik played a key role in one of the defining moments of the struggle to free Soviet Jewry with a daring plot to hijack a Soviet plane.

'Prisoner of Zion' Marc Dymshits Passes Away, Aged 88

Prisoner of Zion Returns to Russia for First Time

Rabbi Mendelevitch, member of the famous 1970 'Operation Wedding' protest, returns to St. Petersburg for Limmud FSU Jewish conference.

Prisoner of Zion Returns to Russia for First Time