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Moscow Kehillah Leaders Deny Communist Charge of Matzoth Speculation

Charges of speculation in the imported matzoth were directed against the Moscow Kehillah leaders by the Communist daily, “Emes,” which is carrying on a campaign against the distribution of matzoth.

The newspaper charged that the matzoth imported under the agreement with the Soviet authorities are being sold at a price of 25 roubles per pud-Since the sale is prohibited, the leaders have resorted to another method, asking the customers to contribute toward the Moes Chittim (poor fund).

These charges met with a categorical denial by the Kehillah leaders who declared that they are fulfilling in letter and in spirit the agreement with the Commissariat of Trade.