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Meyer Hager; rabbi served ‘ground zero synagogue’

NEW YORK — The rabbi of a house of worship known as ‘‘the ground zero synagogue’’ has died.

The Wall Street Synagogue said in a brief statement that Rabbi Meyer Hager died Oct. 7 at New York University Medical Center. His age and cause of death were not given.

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Rabbi Hager served at the synagogue for more than 50 years.

The synagogue is next to Engine Six, which lost four firefighters at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

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