Moscow Rabbi, in Telephone Call, Confirms Intention to Visit United States

Rabbi Bernard A. Poupko told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency here today that Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscow had told him in a telephone conversation last weekend that he intended to visit the United States in the near future. The Moscow rabbi said that he had recently undergone surgery and, as a result, his movements would be restricted. But he said, according to Rabbi Poupko, a personal friend of many years standing, that “I am coming to K’lal Israel, to the entire Jewish community of America in the interest of world peace and universal human brotherhood.”

Rabbi Poupko said he had repeated to Rabbi Levin an invitation to address the annual convention of the Rabbinical Council of America which will be held at the end of June. Rabbi Levin has accepted an invitation to address the annual convention of the Rabbinical Council of America which will be held at the end of June. Rabbi Levin has accepted an invitation to address a conference in New York of the American Council for Judaism sometime before the middle of June. The Council for Judaism, an anti-Zionist organization, has not, however, received a definite date from the Moscow rabbi. In a letter to Rabbi Poupko received last Friday, Rabbi Levin said he would be accompanied on his visit to the United States by two other rabbis and a cantor.

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