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Main Moscow Synagogue Reported Planning Rosh Hashanah Services

Two cantors with choirs will participate in the High Holy Day services to be conducted here at the Central Synagogue, according to an announcement by Chief Rabbi Yehudah Leib Levin, the Novosti Press Agency, an official Soviet Government news service, reported here today. The cantors were named as Menahem Mendl Barkan and David Steinberg.

At the same time, Novosti reported that Rabbi Levin had issued the following statement on the eve of Rosh Hashanah: “With the help of the Almighty, the New Year will bring us new happiness. The chief thing is the safeguarding of universal peace. The people of my country are working for this; all peoples of good will are working for it. As the Great Prophet Isaiah urged; Our sacred duty is to rally our forces in the name of kindness and happiness on earth. Let there be world peace!”