Matzahs gain in popularity
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No bread for you!
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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.
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.
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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.