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Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue Sues Touro Over Torah Ornament Sale

01/02/2013

Two of the oldest Jewish congregations in the United States are battling over a pair of silver Torah ornaments, according to the Associated Press.

The Piece of New York Jewish History We Forget: 1654

With all due respect to the Eldridge Street Synagogue, whose magnificent stained glass window by Kiki Smith is all the talk of town, the shul gets too much attention.  It is one of the oldest surviving synagogues in Manhattan, dating to 1887, but its congregation is decidedly not.

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