To be like everyone else

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November 5, 2015 12:06

Australian-Jewish philanthropist Harry Triguboff is working to streamline the integration process for Jews from the former Soviet Union.




The Maslul project Kiev

Harry Triguboff (third from right) at the opening of the Maslul project in Kiev. Director of the Tigruboff Institute, Shalom Norman, is second from left. (photo credit: ROMAN VILENSKI)

Last month the Knesset held an event marking 25 years since the floodgates of aliya from the former Soviet Union burst open, bringing more than a million-and-a-half people to Israel.

Speaking before an audience of their fellow former refuseniks in the Knesset, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky called for remembrance of what they termed the “heroic story” of Soviet Jewry.

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