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  אב 2, 5768 , 03/08/08

New York Governor Speaks at Synagogue on Sabbath

New York Governor David Paterson spoke to 800 worshippers at the Sabbath morning services at the Westhampton Beach synagogue, where he made a plea for religious tolerance. The village of Westhampton is embroiled in a dispute involving the orthodox Jewish community, which wants to erect an "eruv" of poles and connecting wires that would enable Jews to carry objects on the Sabbath. Many village leaders are against the proposal.

Gov. Paterson told congregants, "I am hoping we can bring tolerance and understanding to the desire of those who want to erect the eruv right here in the Hamptons."

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