Religion: Religion & Finance

In old prints of lower Manhattan Island, the outstanding feature is a slim spire rising high above the shops, residences and counting houses around it—the spire of Trinity Church. Nowadays the only distant prospect of Trinity spire is up that chasm of counting houses from which residences long ago departed, Wall Street.

But the growing magnificence of the money-changers has by no means smothered religion in the Wall Street district. Only last week a new orthodox Jewish synagog opened its doors there for the first time. The synagog is merely an office building room given by Benjamin E. Greenspan, a lawyer. Some...

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