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Poll: Israelis from FSU very connected to Judaism

The million or so immigrants that came to Israel former Soviet Union during the 1990s have sometimes been accused of having tenuous ties to Judaism, but a recent survey shows they feel passionately about their religious identity.
An overwhelming 93 percent of Israelis with a background in the FSU said they regularly celebrated holidays like Yom Kippur, Rosh Hashana and Passover, according to a poll released by a Jewish group on Wednesday.The survey commissioned by Shroashim, an organization that facilitates state-sanctioned conversions for Russian-speaking Israelis to Judaism, gauged the community's relationship with religion.
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