A fervently Orthodox group is disappointed by a New York bill that will expand legal gambling. Recently passed by the state legislature, the bill permits new casinos in the Catskill Mountains, where many Orthodox Jews spend their summers. “As Orthodox Jews, we see casino gambling, and many of the social trappings that often accompany it, as entirely incompatible with the values we hold dear,” said Chaim Zwiebel, Agudath Israel of America’s executive vice president for government and public affairs.
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