Rabbis Save Jewish Cemetery from Motor Highway
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Rabbis Save Jewish Cemetery from Motor Highway

Rabbis and representatives of Jewish societies and lodges appeared before Mayor Hylan and fellow members of the Board of Estimate to plead that the projected plan for a parkway through Cyppess Hill and Mount Carmel cemeteries to relieve traffic conditions between Brooklyn and Queens be vetoed.

The Rabbis quoted the Hebrew religion to show that it would directly against it to move the bodies from their graves. Without committing himself definitely, Mayor Hylan indicated that he would not vote for the road as planned. Inquiries during the hearing indicated that not only Mayor Hylan but Borough President Miller of Manhattan and Comptroller Craig were opposed to the plan if it involved the disturbing of graves.

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