National Public Radio's
'All things considered'

August 15, 1998

Jews in the South  Jewish culture used to thrive in small cotton towns in the South, a culture that has been disappearing over the past decades. Mississippi is one of the few southern states where large Jewish congregations still exist. The Museum of Southern Jewish Experience in Jackson has opened an exhibition on southern Jewish culture, in an attempt to save what is left before it goes   altogether. Melanie Peeples reports. (6:30)

September 22, 1995

Noah speaks with

Joe Erber, a grandson of Ike Gelman and the acting Rabbi of congregation Ahavath Rayim in Greenwood, Mississippi.

It's the last Orthodox congregation in Mississippi. He talks about the dilemma of his synagogue with its dwindling population. (4:30) 

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