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Jewish Groups in New Jersey Seek Amendment to Sunday Closing Law

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A group of New Jersey Jews and non-Jewish organizations have appealed to the New Jersey Legislature to amend a proposed Sunday closing law to protect businessmen observing their Sabbath on a day other than Sunday.

A Sunday closing law has passed the State Assembly by a narrow margin and was before the Senate. The statement said that the Legislature had “no authority to designate any specific day for religious observances as incumbent upon the entire community.”

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