NEW YORK (Apr. 24)
The American Council for Judaism said today that it was awaiting reply to a cable it had sent to Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscow asking him for the identity of the Jewish religious delegation he had proposed should visit the United States in his stead. The Council had invited the Chief Rabbi to address its convention scheduled for May. When the Chief Rabbi replied that he would be unable to come because of the state of his health and proposed the delegation, the Council asked the identity of the delegation members and proposed a visit by Rabbi Levin later in the year. A Council spokesman said today, in clarification of published reports, that if the proposed delegation were composed of “responsible Jewish leaders,” it would be glad to receive them in place of the Chief Rabbi and would set up a meeting they could address. The spokesman said, however, that the Council would prefer to receive Chief Rabbi Levin.