Judge rules in favor of Rhode Island congregation in conflict about the U.S.’s 1st Jewish congregation in NYC against the 250 yr-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island for selling its ceremonial Torah-bells.
By The Associated Press
The congregation that worships at the nation’s oldest synagogue prevailed Monday in a bitter legal fight that threatened its existence, as a federal judge ruled it may now control its own destiny and decide what to do with a set of ceremonial bells worth millions.
The lawsuit pitted congregants at the 250-year-old Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, against the nation’s oldest Jewish congregation, Shearith Israel in New York City. Continue Reading »