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  • NY congregation to appeal ruling on historic Touro Synagogue

    June 14, 2016 | 2:45 pm

    Congregation Shearith Israel in New York will appeal a federal court ruling last month stripping its control of the historic Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island.

    The Manhattan congregation filed a notice Tuesday saying it will appeal to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an...

  • 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...

  • Northeast Jews brace for ‘historic’ blizzard

    February 8, 2013 | 1:13 pm

    Some synagogues have cancelled services ahead of a potentially historic blizzard.

    At least synagogues in Providence, R.I., have called off Shabbat services this week in light of the expected severe weather. More than two feet are expected in Providence, one of the highest...

  • 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...