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Jews in the Bible Belt’s small towns face curiosity, ignorance

Rabbi Lynne Goldsmith, left, and her husband, Rob Goldsmith, in front of their synagogue, Temple Emanu-El of Dothan, Ala. (Rob Goldsmith)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (JTA) — Sometimes, Benjamin Rosenthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. 11,000, where he spent most of his life. He wants to go somewhere bigger, with more Jews. “It’s very easy to lose your identity in the Bible Belt in a town when… Read more »