Does your Jewish family want to earn $50,000? Pack up the U-Haul and learn to say “y’all” :
Of the 140 houses of worship in Dothan, Alabamaa city of 68,000 residents and the self-proclaimed Peanut Capital of the Worldjust one is a synagogue. Members of that 80-year-old synagogue, the only one in 15 counties, are now offering as much as $50,000 to Jewish families willing to move to Dothan and join their religious ranks. Three couples have already taken the money and relocated. Many others are interested but remain wary about Alabama and the Deep South. I tell them theres running water, that we wear shoes, have a Starbucks. There have never been any swastikas on the temple door, Rob Goldsmith, the director of the resettlement program and the husband of Temple Emanu-Els new rabbi, told me. George Wallace standing in the schoolhouse door was 50 years ago. Get over it.
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(Via: Rod Dreher )
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