Moscow chief rabbi's exile ends

Moscow Chief Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, who was barred from entering Russia after a trip abroad in September, will be allowed to return to the Russian capital. The Conference of European Rabbis issued a statement Friday announcing that Goldschmidt, chairman of the CER's standing committee, had "received an invitation on Friday from the government of the Russian Federation to return to his family and community in Moscow." French Chief Rabbi Joseph Sitruk, the CER's president, thanked "all those in the diplomatic community and Jewish organizations who have worked so tirelessly over the last three months on behalf of Rabbi Goldschmidt."