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Poll: 70% of Israelis won't eat bread on Passover

Vast majority of Israeli Jews say they'll stick to matzahs throughout Passover. More educated individuals and those with higher income found to be less observant on subject

Yehudit Yahav
Published: 04.07.08, 09:09 / Israel Jewish Scene

Saying no to pitas: Some 69% of Jewish Israelis will not eat leavened goods this coming Passover, a new poll conducted by Market Watch for Mazot Aviv food company recently revealed.


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According to the survey, only 18% of Israelis eat both leavened goods and matzahs during the holiday. Six percent said they eat bread and other leavened goods throughout Pesach and 5% stated they only plan to eat matzahs on Passover eve.


The poll, carried out among a representative sample of the adult Jewish population in the country, showed that university graduates were less observant when it came to eating leavened goods in Passover: Only 57% of academics said they only eat matzahs during the holiday, compared to 84% of high school graduates.


The average income was also found to be a contributing factor to the question of whether or people observe the Pesach mitzvah. While 82% of individuals with a low income said they would refrain from eating bread on Passover, only 55% of those with a higher-than-average income stated they would stick to matzahs this holiday.


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