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June 20, 2001
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A U.S. Jewish group is calling for a moratorium on the death penalty in light of the first two federal executions since 1963. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs says the death penalty, which is currently legal in 38 states as well as at the federal level, is “incompatible with the traditional Jewish regard for the sanctity of life.”

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