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refusenik

, refusnik
1. (formerly) a Jew in the Soviet Union who had been refused permission to emigrate
2. a person who refuses to cooperate with a system or comply with a law because of a moral conviction
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Understanding the centrality of the refusnik prisoner issue in the American movement for Soviet Jewry is extremely important.
My knee-jerk reaction to call my mother was not the result of spending the past 72 hours with Jews, but also that my having a bat mitzvah would be a way to further honor her, a single refusnik mother who risked her life to save mine.
The other, and in some ways, more interesting, refusnik this week is Elvis Costello.
Leading independent Howard Chisholm, still a TurfTV refusnik on cost grounds, said: "I would say that, for those bookmakers who have brought the problem of clashing audio on themselves by signing up to TurfTV, it's very good news.
Vertlib was born in 1966 in Leningrad, the son of a refusnik.
Of course, I come from the position of a life-long tattoo refusnik.
Amazingly, considering the amount of pre-finals talk about the Roy Keane fiasco, there wasn't one mention of the Cork refusnik during ITV's match commentary.
Crowds had plunged from an average of just under 20,000 under Gareth Southgate to a state where the official figure was being laughed at and only propped up by counting the season ticket refusniks who had already voted with their feet.
You could measure the success of a series such as Tales From Northumberland in a lot of ways: the audience of valuable Eastender refusniks who watch the show on ITV; the production fee it makes for ITV Studios; the contribution it makes to the 66 hours a year of network TV Shiver produce from the North; the effect it has on local tourism, what they call 'the Robson Greene effect'.
Unfortunately, not all the refusniks understand the complete legal picture governing checkpoints.
There comes a point when clients begin suffering statisti- cal overload, while a hard core of marketing refusniks won't buy the argument, however forcefully it is presented.
Ian Wylie, Paisley, said: "Why does David Weir never get mentioned as one of the Scotland refusniks when the media talk about Boyd and Lee McCulloch?