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Bishop, rabbi: don’t discriminate against houses of worship in disaster relief

July 17, 2013

In a recent Newsday op-ed, Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre joined Rabbi Hershel Billet in decrying the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s decision not to provide aid to houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

“These community institutions that serve others in time of need stand scorned when it comes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency helping them repair and rebuild, the way it helps other private institutions,” they wrote. “Sandy and the recent Oklahoma tornadoes assaulted people without discrimination. FEMA needs to respond without discrimination, too.”


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