"This was argued for a long time and caused a great disorder in consequence whereof several members withdrew from the meeting....Aaaah, synagogue politics. Nothing like it.
"The Pr[esident] Then proferred a complaint against the Shames for creating a disturbance in the Synagoge, and also disobedience.....
"A motion has been made and seconded that the resignation of Mr. J. Folkart [as a member of staff in the synagogue's Sunday School] be accepted, he having ['regressed' crossed out] ['broken' crossed out] violated the most important law, having transgressed Yom Kippur Day."
Thursday, August 05, 2004
The NYT is running some excerpts from documents from the mid 19th century, which were recently found in a safe in a Brooklyn Synagogue. The documents include the minutes of the synagogue founders' first 'Board' meetings. Sounds like a good time was had by all:
Posted by Miriam at 1:36 PM