Jewish congregation faces new lawsuit over synagogue

A small Jewish congregation is facing a new lawsuit.

The City of Dallas is suing the congregation of Toras Chaim, which is in a home in far North Dallas on Mumford Court.

The lawsuit says the synagogue does not have a certificate of occupancy for "non-residential use" of the property, which the city says is required.

The lawsuit also says the synagogue has not demonstrated it can safely operate according to city laws.

A judge threw out a previous lawsuit filed by a resident of the neighborhood who complained about traffic congestions and homeowners' association violations.

The non-profit law firm Liberty Institute represents the synagogue.

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