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  • Jews in South Need Rabbis’ Resources

    By Andrew Muchin

    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

    By Andrew Muchin

    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

    By Andrew Muchin

    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....