On December 8, 2020, the President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress Dr. Mikhail Mirilashvili, EAJC Director General Dr. Haim Ben Yakov and EAJC Treasurer Menachem Bushuev met in Jerusalem with the Israeli President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin. The famous collection of feuilletons by Vladimir (Zeev) Zhabotinsky, republished by the Congress, was presented to the President Rivlin. This is the first reprint of the collection since its publication in 1922 in Berlin. Zhabotinsky’s “Feuilletons” book is a collection of sparkling writings about Jews and the Jewish people, about Russia and the Jewish life, and much more.
The President Rivlin was also informed about a large-scale study of Jewish population of the post-Soviet countries, initiated by the EAJC.
During the meeting, the Israeli President thanked the leaders of the EAJC for the presented publications and noted the unique literary and lyrical talent of Jabotinsky, as well as his contribution to the upbringing and encouragement of Jewish brothers to rebirth, greatness and freedom.
“The collection of feuilletons, republished almost a century after its last publication, is of particular importance. It makes the best publicistic works of Jabotinsky more accessible among Russian-speaking Jews. Jabotinsky’s teachings fit perfectly with the most important activities of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, focused on helping Jews of the former Soviet Union and encouraging Jewish identification, Zionist awareness and repatriation to Israel”, – stressed Reuven Rivlin.
The head of the EAJC thanked President Rivlin for the warm welcome and expressed hope that the books will arouse interest among the readers. “Despite the pandemic, the Congress does not stop its activities. The EAJC has been supporting various educational and cultural projects for many years, and we will continue doing so in the future,” – said Dr. Mikhail Mirilashvili.