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Matzoth Cost Fifteen Shillings a Pound in Soviet Russia

April 7, 1932
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About fifteen shillings a pound is charged for matzoth in Soviet Russia and nearly five shillings for baking a pound of matzoth, when the customer supplies his own flour, the Yiddish Communist central organ here, the “Emess” reveals.

Money and flour for matzoth, the paper says, are being openly collected at the Spasog Linishevski Synagogue, but the situation of the bakeries is being kept secret and they are concealed somewhere in the suburbs. Long queues stand outside the synagogue offices, the paper says, waiting to obtain matzoth.

Do the militant atheists know about this robbery and swindling which is being carried on under their very noses? the “Emess” asks.

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