New York - Help For Genetic Testing Before A Shiduch, Also In Pataki's Budget

Published on: January 18th, 2006 at 01:49 PM

New York - Orthodox and Hasidic Jews would get additional help from the state before they do a shiduch for arranged marriages under Gov. George Pataki's proposed 2006-07 spending plan.

The state would provide $500,000 for premarital genetic screening of Orthodox and Hasidic Jews as part of a move to minimize genetic diseases common to their culture.

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