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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Judge Orders Russia to Hand Over Jewish Documents

WASHINGTON — A U.S. judge has issued a default order against Russia in a lawsuit seeking to force it to hand over historic Jewish documents.

Moscow refused to participate in the case, citing its soveriengty.

The suit was brought by members of Chabad-Lubavitch, which follows the teachings of Eastern European rabbis, to recover thousands of manuscripts and other works.