Jews Urged Not to Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Friday Night
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Jews Urged Not to Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Friday Night

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Rabbis and synagogue groups throughout the country are urging Jews not to celebrate New Year’s Eve with traditional parties, in violation of the Sabbath. New Year’s Eve will fall on a Friday night.

The latest rabbinical group to issue such an appeal was the Board of Rabbis of Essex County, New Jersey, which called for the observance of “self-discipline” and the maintenance of “our high standards of self-respect” by not holding or attending such parties.

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