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Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet” Browne 1845-1929
The Story of a Remarkable Man and an Important Era in American Jewish History
“This warts-and-all biography recounts the strange-but-
Atlanta, GA and Washington, D.C. – In her book Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet”
Known as “Alphabet”
“My purpose here has been to portray a portion of the Jewish experience in America through the life of a fascinating, complicated personality who devoted himself to the betterment of his people and his country during a period of enormous changes and great turmoil for both,” writes Blumberg. Through vivid storytelling and meticulous research, she presents a compelling biography of a man and an era that should not be forgotten.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janice Rothschild Blumberg is an author and speaker on American Jewish history, particularly Southern Jewish History. A native of Atlanta who lived for many years in Washington D.C., Blumberg experienced Jewish history first-hand as the wife, now widow, of two outspoken Jewish leaders, Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild of Atlanta (spiritual leader of The Temple when it was bombed in 1958 and friend of Martin Luther King, Jr.) and David M. Blumberg of Knoxville, Tennessee (civic leader and international president of B’nai B’rith 1971-1978).
Her previous books include One Voice: Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild and the Troubled South (1984) and As But a Day, The First Hundred Years (1967, rev. 1987). She has written articles for the Encyclopedia Judaica and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Sunday Magazine and is a regular columnist for The Jewish Georgian. She served as president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet”
Apprentice House, Spring 2012
Paperback, 415 pages, $27.95, ISBN 978-1-934074-
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