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Orthodox Jew Says He was Fired From NYPD for Beard Length

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Fox News/AP – NEW YORK –  An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard.

Former recruit Fishel Litzman of Monsey was fired Friday after multiple confrontations with the department over the length of his whiskers, he told the Daily News.

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