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American Jewish Orthodox Groups Remind Moscow of Pledge on Matzoh

The heads of two Orthodox Jewish organizations appealed to the Soviet Union last night to “fulfill their pledge” to permit the baking of matzoh throughout the Soviet Union for Passover.

In a statement issued here, Rabbi Israel Miller, president of the Rabbinical Council of America, and Moses I. Feuerstein, president of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, said that, according to press reports “which have been confirmed,” the baking of matzoh will be permitted only in Moscow and Leningrad, thus the overwhelming majority of Jews throughout the Soviet Union will be left without matzoh.

The two Jewish leaders said that American Jewish communities were “ready and willing to offer sufficient quantities of matzoh to Russian Jewry so that they may be able to celebrate the Passover festival.”