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Maryland Enacts Law Exempting Sabbath Observers from Sunday Closing Rule

April 22, 1968
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Enactment of a bill exempting observers of the seventh-day Sabbath from provisions of the Maryland Sunday closing laws was hailed by the Council of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of Baltimore, which conducted a campaign for the proposal.

The work of the Council was praised by Joseph Karasick of New York, president of the parent Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, who called enactment of the law “a forward stride in the American community’s recognition of the rights of the Sabbath observer.” He voiced appreciation to Gov. Spiro T. Agnew and members of the Maryland legislature, and the Rabbinical Council of Baltimore, which worked closely with the Baltimore Council for passage of the bill.

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