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Protest Against Matzoh Ban

David Satok, national chairman of the Canadian Committee for Soviet Jewry, sent a message to Soviet Ambassador Alexander Yakovlev protesting against the Soviet ban on the importation of matzoh as an infringement on religious freedom. In a message to Postmaster General Jean Jacques Blais, Satok called attention to the Soviet Union’s violation of international postal union regulations.

At the same time he urged External Affairs Minister Donald Jamieson to view the ban as contrary to the Helsinki agreement, Meanwhile, rabbis and Jewish community leaders throughout Canada are asking their congregations and members of organizations to protest to Members of Parliament and to the Soviet Embassy.