For years, the Soviet Union refused to allow its citizens to emigrate. But Soviet Jews, aided by their American brothers and sisters, perservered. Their protests paid off in 1990 when the gates of freedom began to open. With a mass relocation of refugees imminent, and funding urgently needed, the United Jewish Appeal leapt into action.
Named 'Operation Exodus' by the author, the wildly successful fundraising campaign helped make possible the largest voluntary movememt of Jews since the Exodus from Egypt.