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Moscow Chief Rabbi Expected Here Within Month As Guest of Anti-zionist Council

May 8, 1968
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Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscow has informed the American Council for Judaism that he is prepared to bring a Russian Jewish religious delegation to this country before the middle of June. In a cable received by the anti-Zionist organization yesterday, Dr. Levin indicated that the state of his health precluded a visit at any other season.

A Council spokesman said today that original plans to have Dr. Levin address its convention had to be changed and that the Council would set up a special conference with the visiting delegation. Rabbi Levin presumably will be accompanied by three others whom his cables named and identified as Rabbi Israel Berkovitch Schwartzblatt, described as rabbi of the Odessa synagogue; David Moissevitch Stiskin, cantor of the Leningrad synagogue, and Rabbi Israel Moissivitch Bronfman, described as the rabbi of the Derbenta synagogue. It was indicated that if Dr. Levin, for reasons of health, is unable to make the trip to New York, the remaining members of the delegation will come in any case.

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