Black and white photograph of Rabbi David Aronson, 1936.

Rabbi David Aronson

Rabbi David Aronson, 1936.

Black and white photograph of Beth El Synagogue at Penn and Fourteenth Avenue North in Minneapolis, 1938.

Beth El Synagogue

Beth El Synagogue at Fourteenth Avenue and Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis, 1938.

Beth El Synagogue, St. Louis Park

Founded in 1922, Beth El was the last synagogue to be formed on the North Side of Minneapolis. It was the only one to affiliate with Judaism's Conservative movement. In the 1960s, Beth El, like other North Side synagogues (all of them Orthodox), moved to St. Louis Park.

Black and white photograph of Reverend Bernt J. Muus, c.1880.

Reverend Bernt J. Muus

Photograph of Reverend Bernt J. Muus c.1880. Muus was a leading nineteenth century Norwegian-American Lutheran clergyman whose legal and personal clashes with his wife, Oline Pind Muus, led the couple to court in the early 1880s.

Black and white photograph of Holden Church, Kenyon, August 5, 1891.

Holden Church

Holden Church, Kenyon, August 5, 1891. Photographer: Ole G. Felland.

Black and white photograph of the Reverend Bernt J. Muus and family outside of Holden Parsonage in Kenyon, c.1875.

Reverend Bernt J. Muus and Family, Holden Parsonage

The Reverend Bernt J. Muus and family outside of Holden Parsonage in Kenyon, c.1875.

Black and white photograph of Oline Pind Muus, c.1850s.

Oline Pind Muus

Oline Pind Muus, c.1850s.

Black and white photograph of the Reverend Bernt J. Muus, c.1875.

Reverend Bernt J. Muus

The Reverend Bernt J. Muus, c.1875. Photographer: Mrs. John H. Oleson.

Muus v. Muus

Divorce in Minnesota's nineteenth century Norwegian-Lutheran community was a rarity. Legal separation between a leading pastor and his wife was unheard of. But an 1879 court case in Holden Township led to both those outcomes, and triggered a public debate about married women's legal rights.

Color photograph of Rabbi Stacy Offner with a congregant of Shir Tikvah Synagogue.

Rabbi Stacy Offner with a congregant of Shir Tikvah Synagogue

Rabbi Stacy Offner with a congregant of Shir Tikvah Synagogue.

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