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.

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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.