Medvedev Follows Limmud FSU to Birobidzhan
On the itinerary, the city’s Freud Jewish Community Center, where Russian Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and Federation of Jewish Communities chairman Alexander Boroda gave Medvedev a guided tour where he perused Jewish texts in the center’s library, toured a synagogue and placed a stone at the city’s Holocaust memorial.
Lazar called the visit “a sign of confidence in and respect for the Jewish community.”
LimmudFSU has some exciting plans for 2011 – let’s see if Russia’s leadership again takes note!
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