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Mass. debate rescheduled to avoid Rosh Hashanah

(JTA) — A Boston television station rescheduled the initial Massachusetts gubernatorial debate to avoid a conflict with the first night of Rosh Hashanah.

The debate between the four candidates for governor to be aired on WBZ-TV has been moved to Sept. 7, the night before Rosh Hashanah, the Boston Herald reported.

“We heard from a number of members of the Jewish community and understand their concern,” station spokesman Ro Dooley Webster told the newspaper.

The local office of the Anti-Defamation League had protested the original date.

Jill Stein, the candidate for the Green-Rainbow coalition, who is Jewish, had agreed to debate on the original date.
 

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