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Florida May Change Election Date Because it Falls on Passover

The date of a special election in Florida to fill the seat of a prominent Jewish congressman may be changed because it falls on the last day of Passover.
Gov. Charlie Crist wants to revisit the date of the scheduled April 6 election to replace Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.) to see if it can be switched, The Associated Press reported.

Crist, a Republican, was reacting to a letter from the Florida-based Shalom International, a pro-Israel group whose president, Bob Kunst, called the election schedule an “attack upon the religious Jewish community.”

Wexler is resigning in January to become president of the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation. His 19th Congressional District includes the heavily Jewish areas of Palm Beach and Broward counties.


At Friday, November 27, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about they change the date of
passover, because of the election?

I wonder if elections are held on other people's holy days?

At Friday, November 27, 2009, Blogger andie531 said...

As of 2006 "The tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach is home to a community of more than 625,000 Jews, about 10 percent of American Jews, and comprises nearly 200 congregations, 3 major Jewish federations, 20 Hebrew day schools, a world-recognized Holocaust memorial, and more." http://www.jgsbc.org/history.html

So someone tell me who is causing this “attack upon the religious Jewish community.”


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