This Day in Jewish History NY Jew Horrified by 'Promiscuous' Seating in Shul Loses His Case

Israel Salomon felt wounded by the policy change but New York court said synagogue had been within its rights.

On July 9, 1875, a New York judge issued his decision in a case brought by a congregant against his synagogue, after the shul, to the member’s consternation, had introduced mixed seating in its sanctuary.