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Pittsburgh Rabbi Reports Passover Greetings from Moscow Chief Rabbi

The Rabbinical Board of Greater Pittsburgh said today that it had a telephone call from Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscow’s Central Synagogue who conveyed Passover greetings and urged everyone to work for lasting peace. Rabbi Bernard A. Poupko, chairman of the board, said Rabbi Levin told him he was “satisfied that closer relations are developing between our Jewish community of the USSR and the Jews of the U.S.” Rabbi Poupko was one of a number of American rabbis invited to a 75th birthday celebration for Rabbi Levin in Moscow but he was refused a visa by Soviet authorities.