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As Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, synagogues cancel Rosh Hashanah services

As Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, synagogues cancel Rosh Hashanah services

Community leaders said there was no choice but to cancel and urge people to stay home.

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