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Lubawitscher Rebbe Released As Communities Guarantee His Loyalty

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The Soviet government granted the request of leaders of the Jewish population in the Union and abroad to release from arrest and exile Rabbi Schneurson, the celebrated leader of the Chassidic Chabbad school, known as the Lubawitscher Rebbe.

It was announced today that the “case” will be dropped against Rabbi Schneurson, who was exiled for having collected funds to maintain Yeshivas, Jewish religious schools, in Russia. Rabbi Schneurson will return to Leningrad this week from Kortroma, where he was exiled.

It is understood that the Jewish communities of Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, and Minsk have given guarantee to the Soviet authorities of the famous rabbi’s “complete loyalty”.