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Matzoth Appeal Leads to Attack on Rabbis by Yevsektzia Press

March 26, 1929
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The appeal abroad for funds to supply matzoth for the Russian Jews during the coming Passover holiday was the basis for an attack by the press of the Yevsektzia, Jewish section of the Communist Party, on Russian rabbis who are charged with maintaining contact with Jews abroad.

Rabbis abroad made their appeal for matzoth on the plea of Russian rabbis, declares the “Emes,” Moscow Communist Yiddish daily. The White Russian Rabbis have twice signed a declaration denying alleged persecution of the Jewish religion in the Soviet Union, but even these two declarations are meaningless when it comes to a “mitzvah,” the good deed of supplying Russian Jews with matzoth.

The “Oktiabr” demands how contact is established between Russian rabbis and organizations of Jewish believers abroad, and why appeals abroad mentioned the pleas of Russian rabbis to save religion in the Soviet Union.

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