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  • Historic Touro Synagogue belongs to current worshipers, not NY trustee, judge rules

    May 16, 2016 | 3:40 pm

    A federal judge has granted control of the country’s oldest synagogue to the Rhode Island congregation that worships there and not the building’s New York-based founding organization.

    In a ruling Monday in Providence, U.S. District Judge Jack McConnell gave Congregation Jeshuat...

  • George Washington’s Jewish correspondence

    June 26, 2012 | 10:45 am

    In a letter that will go on display before Independence Day, George Washington conveys his commitment to one of America’s founding principles while corresponding with the Jewish community.

    At the center of “To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington and Religious Freedom”—an...