Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Nissim today appealed to the Soviet Government to cancel the prohibition of baking matzohs for Passover. In his appeal to Moscow, Rabbi Nissim said that the act depriving Soviet Jewry of matzohs for the holiday was a violation of their elementary right to maintain a tradition which dates back thousands of years.
Matzohs, the appeal declared, constitute the principal religious obligation and symbolic expression of Jews during the Passover holiday. “It would be grievous and painful to prevent Jews from the right to maintain observance which so nobly symbolizes man’s emergence from bondage to freedom,” the appeal stressed,
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