LONDON (Feb. 24)
The Jewish religious community of Moscow is organizing the baking of matzoth this year in specially rented premises in a suburb of the Soviet capital, according to a Moscow dispatch received here today by the Daily Worker, the organ of the British Communist Party.
The dispatch stated that the information about the Jewish communal matzoh bakery came from the Novosti Press Agency, an official Soviet government news service. Novosti is quoted as declaring that “matzoth will be prepared with the community’s own resources” and that “each religious community, depending on local conditions and possibilities, is ensuring supplies” of matzoth.
Novosti is further quoted as stating that, last year, the Tbilisi Synagogue, in Soviet Georgia, conducted a bakery that produced 100 tons of matzoth. According to the news agency, the synagogue in Marina Roshcha near Moscow, last year “ensured supplies for its congregation on a collective basis,” while the congregation at Moscow’s Central Synagogue was told by Rabbi Jehuda Leib Levin, its spiritual leader, “how to prepare matzoth at home.”