The U.S. Congress approved $25 million to protect synagogues and other high-risk nonprofit institutions from terrorism. Both houses of Congress passed the money as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which awaits President Bush’s signature. Jewish groups, including the United Jewish Communities and the Orthodox Union, led an effort to gain a separate security fund for nonprofit groups. Several other Jewish groups were concerned that security aid for synagogues and churches would cross the line separating church and state.
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