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Storied Congregations in Legal Battle Over Torah Bells Worth $7.4 Million

Manhattan’s Shearith Israel and Newport, Rhode Island’s Jeshuat Israel are both claiming ownership over silver, colonial-era rimonim. A judge will soon declare the lawful owner.

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Lawsuit: NYC’s Shearith Israel Shul Accused of Firing Employee Because of Premarital Pregnancy

Alana Shultz is alleging leaders of the¬†oldest congregation in the U.S. acted ‘callously…for her apparent failure to adhere to their religious morals’

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Buried

Three cemeteries belonging to Shearith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in North America, are tucked away in Manhattan, a visible legacy of New York City’s long-ago Jewish past

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House Divided

The history of the synagogue in America, a new book shows, is one of rifts, splits, factions, and the ever-evolving tension between tradition and modernity

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