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Israeli Soccer Team Given Warm Reception in Moscow Synagogue

Members of an Israeli soccer team which came to Moscow to meet a Soviet team in regional play-offs for the Melbourne Olympic Games were given a warm reception this week-end in Moscow’s Great Synagogue.

The synagogue was filled to capacity with enthusiastic Jews who had come to see and greet the Israeli athletes. Rabbi Solomon Schleiffer, Moscow Chief Rabbi, returned from Leningrad where he had accompanied an American rabbinical delegation just to greet the Israelis.