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Moscow Synagogue Members Told to Bring Their Own Flour for Matzoth

Members of the Central Synagogue in Moscow were told yesterday by their spiritual leader, Chief Rabbi Yehuda Leib Levin, that they must bring their own flour to have matzoth baked for them this month for Passover, it was reported here today from Moscow.

The worshippers were told to bring the flour to the synagogue. They were not told where the matzoh will be baked, but were advised by the rabbi that they could later pick up the matzoth in the synagogue. Because of the shortage this year in flour in the Soviet Union, the problem of securing flour for matzoth is serious, the report from Moscow said, estimating that there are today about 30, 000 “practicing” Jews in the Soviet capital.