Jewish Deputies in Latvian Parliament Wage Fight Against Compulsory Sunday Observance Law
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Jewish Deputies in Latvian Parliament Wage Fight Against Compulsory Sunday Observance Law

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Representatives of the Jewish population in the Republic of Latvia are making an eleventh hour fight to prevent the economic ruin of the population, as a result of the compulsory Sunday rest law adopted by the parliament recently.

With the argument that should this law be made compulsory for the Jewish population, the Jews would have to refrain from working two and a half days a week, the Jewish members of the Latvian parliament started a series of conferencies with the Latvian party leaders to amend the law before it is carried into effect. Hope still exists that the law will be amended.

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