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Crowds Attend Passover Service in Moscow; Seder Held at Israeli Embassy

Passover services were held last night in the Central Synagogue in Moscow with the crowd overflowing into the street, according to reports from the Soviet capital received here today. Many Jewish families in Moscow secured matzoth for the first time in years with the flour being supplied by them to the synagogue bakery.

Jewish members of the foreign colony in Moscow attended a seder in the Israeli Embassy. While official Soviet reports from Kiev, Minsk, Tbilisi and other Soviet cities with large Jewish populations indicated that the religious Jews there were permitted to bake matzoh in private bakeries, no such indication was given with regard to the matzoh situation in the smaller Jewish communities in the Soviet Union.