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Stories with subject: Religious communities
  • 2 drowning victims from NY were businessman and sect leader 
    Updated: May-18-16 6:36 am

    KIRYAS JOEL, New York - Two New York men who drowned after getting caught in strong currents off a South Florida beach were members of an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish sect with an enclave in upstate New York.

  • Judge: Congregants can take control of oldest US synagogue story has photos
    Updated: May-16-16 3:08 pm

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The congregation that worships at the nation's oldest synagogue prevailed Monday in a bitter legal fight that threatened its existence, as a federal judge ruled it may now control its own destiny and decide what to do with a set of ceremonial bells worth millions.

  • Local concert dedicated to childhood cancer survivors 
    Updated: May-08-16 10:46 am

    CHARLES TOWN, West Virginia - Members of the congregation at St. James the Greater Catholic church in Charles Town have spent the past three months preparing for a May 20 concert dedicated to children who attend the church who have dealt with cancer at an early age.