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Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich

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An old friend's open letter to Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman

We go back a long way, Evik, and we Russian refuseniks and Prisoners of Zion want the old Avigdor Liberman back. Op-ed.

An old friend writes to Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman

How I became a member of the illegal Jewish movement in the USSR

I knew nothing of Judaism, but I soon learned that the Russian government did not approve of my trying to change that. Op-ed.

How I became a member of the illegal Jewish movement in the USSR

Discrimination and Abandonment

Doesn't the government realize how crucial it is for young Russian students to understand what being Jewish means? Opinion.

Discrimination and Abandonment

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

An Israeli flag in a Soviet high security prison

From an illegal Jewish movement to a Seder in the Gulag

From an illegal Jewish movement to a Seder in the Gulagplayer

The Jewish people brought the concept of freedom to humanity

The Jewish people brought the concept of freedom to humanity

When they come for us, we'll be gone

When they come for us, we'll be gone

'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.

'My Purim is the celebration of my life'player

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.

Watch: The connection between Chabad and a Prisoner of Zionplayer

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.

Prisoner of Zion Mendelevich marks 46 years since arrestplayer

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.

Passover miracles: Seder in a Soviet jailplayer

So Sorry Jonathan, that We did not Succeed

So Sorry Jonathan, that We did not Succeed

The Kaddish on the Eve of the Destruction of the Holy Temple

The Kaddish on the Eve of the Destruction of the Holy Temple

The Pesach Seder Plate in Prison

The Pesach Seder Plate in Prison

The Bad Can Turn Into Good - It All Depends on You

The Bad Can Turn Into Good - It All Depends on You

Tefillin, Tehilim, Tilim - A 'Protective Edge' Miracle

Tefillin, Tehilim, Tilim - A 'Protective Edge' Miracle

Holding High the "Flag of Jerusalem"

Holding High the "Flag of Jerusalem"

So Resign!

So Resign!

Former Prisoner of Zion: On Release of Terrorists

Former Prisoner of Zion: On Release of Terrorists