JBuzz Musings August 19, 2013: Mediation fails in conflict over Touro Synagogue, celebrates 250th anniversary

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Mediation fails in conflict over Touro Synagogue, celebrates 250th anniversary (Video)

By Bonnie K. Goodman

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Facade of Touro Synagogue (tourosynagogue.org)
The oldest synagogue in the United States, Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island celebrated the building’s 250th anniversary on Aug, 18, 2013. Earlier in the week, after eight months of negotiations America’s two oldest Jewish congregations….READ MORE

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JBuzz News September 25, 2012: Devin Naar: Scholar with New Jersey roots creates digital Ladino library

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Scholar with NJ roots creates digital Ladino library

Source: New Jersey Jewish News, 9-25-12

Devin Naar, assistant professor of history and Jewish studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, surrounded by boxes of source materials for his Sephardic Treasures Project….READ MORE