Russian President Vladimir Putin
met with a delegation of rabbis from Israel and the Rabbinical Center
of Europe in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss joint efforts to prevent the
rewriting of history, the struggle against neo-Nazism and neo-fascism,
xenophobia and anti-Semitism.
The delegation included
Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar, Israel's Chief Sephardic Rabbi Yitzhak
Yosef and former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Rabbinical Center of
Europe General Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin, Antwerp's Chief Rabbi
David Moshe Lieberman, Holland's Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, Rabbi
Yisrael Yaakov Lichtenstein, head of the Federation of Synagogues of
London, Rabbi Yirmiyahu Cohen of Paris and President of the Federation
of Jewish Communities in Russia Alexander Beard.