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Rabbinical Seminary Wins Legal Battle to Continue Operation on Westchester Estate

The Yeshiva Farm Settlement won a legal battle to continue operation of an Orthodox rabbinical seminary for 75 young Czochoslovak refuges students on an estate in nearby Now Castle.

Opposition to the existence of the school was spearheaded by the Crow Hill Development Co. and 39 residents of the area surrounding the school, who maintained that the seminary was not in harmony with the character of the New Castle area, which chiefly consists of large private homes.

In granting the seminary permission to continue operations, the New Castle Zoning Beard of Appeals ruled that occupancy of the school is limited to 125 persons, in addition to 25 form employees. All farm produce grown on the seminary’s farm must be consumed on the premises and cannot be sold, while English must be made the secular language of the institution as quickly as possible.