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2,000 Moscow Jews Attended Purim Services in Main Synagogue

Two thousand Jews jammed the Central Synagogue in Moscow beyond the 1,500-capacity of the sanctuary when the Book of Esther, or Megillah, was read in the synagogue last Saturday night, the eve of Purim, according to a report received here today from Moscow.

Many of the Jews in attendance at the Purim celebration in the synagogue were young, the report stated. Most of those in attendance “stayed for a long time, ” the report declared, indicating that the celebration of Purim had taken on the character of a silent demonstration.