Pamela Braun Cohen started a grass roots movement that eventually played a huge role in bringing down an empire. She speaks with Eve Harow about her new book, Hidden Heroes, detailing some untold stories of the resistance and rescue of Soviet Jewry in the 1970’s and ‘80’s. A housewife with no particular leadership skills, Pamela become a driving force in ensuring that her coreligionists were freed from tyranny and allowed to live in Israel. A deep sense of people-hood, love, subsequent faith and a desire to learn from what was not done a generation beforehand were her incentive. What can we do to fight overwhelming evil?

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