Agudat Israel Leader Says Moscow May Let Chief Rabbi Go Abroad

Moscow’s Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin “may be permitted” to attend a Jewish religious conference in Europe in the near future, the world assembly of the Agudat Israel was told here today.

The assertion was made by Rabbi I. M. Levin, chairman of the Agudat Israel executive committee. At the same time, the Agudah leader deplored the wide publicity given by other Jewish organizations to efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry, stating that such efforts, among other things, brought about the Soviet Government’s ban on shipments of matzoth to Russian Jews from other countries.

A warning that assimilation and intermarriage are threatening Diaspora Jewry was voiced here to the assembly this weekend by Rabbi Nahum Perlow, of New York,

Two members of Parliament from the Agudat Israel party, Shlomo Lorincz and Shlomo Gross, addressed the assembly, and criticized the Israel Government for “toleration of missionary activities;”

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