In the past couple of weeks I was in Newport on five separate occasions (jazz does that to a person), and on each of them drove up Touro Street on the same side of this unique building where the picture (above) is taken. I'm not sure why, but I like to take that route which is not the shortest. I have been following this developing story (which I think is far from over) and thought I'd share it here. With its impressive real estate and history and close proximity, the sleepy seaside community of Newport, Rhode Island, is always of interest.
Who owns America's oldest synagogue? It's a 350-year-old argument.
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