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New York Hot Dog Rabbi to Make Qatar Kosher for World Cup

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Rabbi to Make Qatar Kosher at World Cup
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The rabbi who brought kosher hot dogs to New York baseball stadiums wants to help the Persian Gulf state of Qatar host Jewish fans with food they can eat at soccer’s 2022 World Cup.

Rabbi Marc Schneier, who founded Long Island’s mega-wealthy Hampton Synagogue, says he’s been asked by Hassan Al-Thawadi -- secretary-general of the organizing committee for the world’s most popular sports event -- to advise him on hosting thousands of Jewish fans expected at the games. Visitors with Israeli passports, currently barred from the Muslim country by law, will also be welcome, Schneier said, citing the Qatari official.