The bell rang on June 26 to mark the end of the latest round, but no one can say when the fight between the Chabad-Lubavitch sect and the Russian Federation over a massive rare book collection will end. New York-based Chabad is suing in U.S. District Court to try and recover its religious legacy, but Russia considers the collection a part of its national heritage. Last month, after nearly five years of litigation, Russia said it would no longer participate in the case.
Chabad Tries Court to Get Rabbis' Books Back From Russia
The National Law Journal
July 7, 2009