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June 12, 2000
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Police investigators said candles lit for the holiday of Shavuot helped to start a Brooklyn fire that killed the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum, the leader of the Satmar Chasidic group. “Everybody is walking with their heads down,” said one resident of Williamsburg, where Sara Blima Halverstam and her 5-month-old daughter were killed last Friday.

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