The incident took place at Newport Harbor High School, where weeks earlier, students were caught playing a swastika-themed drinking game.
The Rhode Island congregation that worships at the United States’ oldest synagogue owns that house of worship and its assets, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting a New York synagogue’s claim to oversight.
Lawyers for two Jewish congregations feuding over the ownership of the United States’ oldest synagogue will make their final arguments before a federal judge in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday.
Touro Synagogue, a 450-year-old congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, is fighting two wars. One is against Congregation Shearith Israel of New York. The other is against its community’s demise.
Two of America’s most venerable synagogues are set for a courtroom battle over a pair of silver Torah bells valued at $7 million. The nasty fight could determine whether one of the congregations survives.
On December 2, 1763, a procession wound through Newport, R.I., carrying three Torah scrolls. This weekend, Touro Synagogue is reprising the Hanukkah journey.
A court fight between two of America’s oldest shuls started over a $7 million set of Torah bells. It may end with the eviction of the congregation from historic Touro Synagogue.
Two historic congregations are feuding over a $7.4M set of ritual Torah bells. Touro Synagogue wants to sell the decorations but Shearith Israel objects.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: An exhibit showcasing George Washington’s letter to the Jews is exquisitely timed. America must be continually reminded of Washington’s eloquent message.
After a decade out of sight, George Washington?s famed letter to the Jews finally goes on display, as part of a powerful exhibit about religious freedom.