NEW YORK (Jan. 19)
The Soviet Government has informed a shipping agency here that Soviet Jews will be permitted to receive gift parcels of matzoh from relatives and friends abroad, it was reported today. During the past two years when the Soviet state bakeries were barred from baking matzoh, such gift parcels were not delivered to the addresses.
Gahriel Reiner, president of Cosmos Parcels Express Corporation, a shipping agency licensed by Intourist, the official Soviet travel organization, said that he was notified of the change in Soviet policy towards the shipment of gift parcels of matzoh following negotiations between his firm and the USSR. Government. It was assumed here that the Soviet customs authorities would be authorized to receive matzoh parcels from any shipping agency or thorough the United States Parcel Post service.