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Bernard Levinthal, Leader of U.S. Rabbinate, Dies at 88

Rabbi Bernard Louis Levinthal, head of the Orthodox rabbinate of Philadelphia and a leader among the rabbinate of the United States, died here last night at the age of 88.

Rabbi Levinthal, who came to this country from Kovno, Russia, in 1891, founded a number of rabbinical and Orthodox groups in Philadelphia, was an honorary vice-president of the Federation of American Zionists, a member of the faculty of the Rabbinical College of America, and a member of the American Jewish Community. After World War I, Rabbi Levinthal was one of a delegation sent by the American Jewish Congress to the Versailles Peace Conference to plead the Jewish cause.