Jewish Journal

Andrew Muchin

  • Dylan’s Jewish Pilgrimage

    October 13, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    You may not see it beneath the gentlemanly cowboy hat Bob Dylan wears on the cover of the "Love and Theft" album -- or behind the countrified smile on the "Nashville Skyline" record jacket. But in the early 1960s, if anyone cared to notice, the unmistakable persona of a Jewish kid...

  • Jews in South Need Rabbis’ Resources

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For Jewish life in the Deep South to overcome the twin plagues of attrition and assimilation, American Jewish culture must change, argues Macy Hart, executive director of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute for Southern Jewish Life.

    Rabbinical seminaries, large congregations and...

  • The Last Jew

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    According to family legend, Julius Rosenbush was a new immigrant living in Alabama when, in the late 1890s, he boarded a train for the countryside, looking for mineral water that he thought would cure his asthma.

    The train stopped at a country town, and the conductor asked if...

  • Saving the South

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    The huge sanctuary of Temple Mishkan Israel, a red brick architectural treasure that graces the main street of historic Selma, Ala., is used only on the High Holidays or for special occasions.

    The 20-family Reform congregation usually worships in a multipurpose room past the dais....