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Carey’s Rosh Hashanah Messa Ge

Governor Hugh Carey issued a Rosh Hashanah message “to our fellow citizens of the Jewish faith” stating, in part: “By blending Hebraic moral and spiritual values with the culture and civilization of America, Jewish citizens have brought diversity, strength and unity to our democratic way of life and have made outstanding contributions for the betterment of city, state and nation….

“Because the Jewish people have suffered more hostility and prejudice than any other religious group throughout thousands of years of existence, your heritage has endowed a profound respect for the rights of others and a deeper and greater appreciation of our society. All New Yorkers join in the prayer that the New Year 5740 bring a just and lasting peace for the State of Israel and the Middle East, and, importantly, redemption for Jews being persecuted in the Soviet Union and other parts of the world.”

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