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United States Visit Ends for Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin and Cantor David Stiskin

July 1, 1968
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Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin of Moscow and Cantor David Stiskin of Leningrad will end their two-week visit to the United States tomorrow. But the hour and place of their departure are being kept a closely guarded secret in order to avoid possible demonstrations, according to Gottfried Neuburger of the Friends of Jerusalem, the organization that has been managing the latter part of Rabbi Levin’s American tour. It is believed, however, that the Soviet Jewish religious leader will leave this country as he entered it – by way of Canada where he will board a Soviet airliner for Moscow.

The Friends of Jerusalem is the American counterpart of the Neturei Karta, a sect of ultra-Orthodox religious zealots who live in Jerusalem but refuse to recognize the authority of the Israel Government. The group took over Rabbi Levin’s itinerary from the anti-Zionist American Council for Judaism which originally sponsored his trip.

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