New York (Apr. 15)
– The 17 remaining Jewish families in Afghanistan comprising 66 individuals in the cities of Kabul and Herat were air freighted a shipment of 288 pounds of matzoh for the Passover sedson, it was announced here today by the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
The shipment was part of the extensive program of the JDC which this year shipped over 400,000 pounds of matzoh and other Passover supplies. Other countries receiving the supplies were: Rumania, Poland, Egypt, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Ethiopia.
An emergency in Turkey was narrowly averted when the Jewish community there, which suffered a breakdown in the ovens used to bake its matzoh was able to fix them in time. The JDC, according to a spokesman here, had been standing by prepared to air express tons of matzoh in the event the ovens could not be repaired.