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HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN RUSSIA AND POLAND - S.M. Dubnow




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HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN RUSSIA AND POLAND

FROM THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER I UNTIL THE DEATH OF ALEXANDER III

by S.M. Dubnow

A Project Gutenberg EBook

3. CONTINUED HUMILIATIONS AND DEATH OF ALEXANDER III.

In the meantime, in the land of the Tzars events went their own course. The Moscow tragedy was nearing its end, but its last stages were marked by scenes reminiscent of the times of the inquisition. After banishing from Moscow the larger part of the Jewish population, the governor-general, Grand Duke Sergius, made up his mind to humble the remaining Jewish population of the second Russian capital so thoroughly that its existence in the center of Greek Orthodoxy might escape public public notice. The eyes of the Russian officials at Moscow were offended by the sight of the new beautiful synagogue structure which had been finished in the fateful year of the expulsion. At first, orders were given to remove from the top of the building the large cupola capped by the Shield of David, which attracted the attention of all passers-by. Later on, the police, without any further ado, shut down the synagogue, in which services had already begun to be held, pending the receipt of a new special permit to re-open it. Rabbi Minor of Moscow and the warden of the synagogue addressed a petition to the governor-general, in which they begged permission to hold services in the building, the construction of which had been duly sanctioned by the Government, pointing to the fact that Judaism was one of the religions tolerated in Russia. In answer to their petition, they received the following stern reply from St. Petersburg, dated September 23, 1892:

  His Imperial Majesty, after listening to a report of the Minister of   the Interior concerning the willful opening of the Moscow Synagogue   by Rabbi Minor and Warden Schneider, was graciously pleased to   command as follows:

  _First_. Rabbi Minor of Moscow shall be dismissed from his post and   transferred for permanent residence to the Pale of Jewish   Settlement.

  _Second_. Warden Schneider shall be removed from the precincts of   Moscow for two years.

  _Third_. The Jewish Synagogue Society shall be notified that,   unless, by January 1, 1893, the synagogue structure will have been   sold or transformed into a charitable institution, it will be sold   at public auction by the gubernatorial administration of Moscow.

The rabbi and the warden went into exile, while the dead body of the murdered synagogue--its structure--was saved from desecration by placing in it one of the schools of the Moscow community.

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