Minister Bars Rabbi from Giving Baccalaureate Services

April 28, 2001

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On April 28, 2001, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that the Rev. Mickler's exclusion of Rabbi Lebow from giving a baccalaureate speech in his church "struck a sensitive spot with many of Atlanta's 100,000 Jews. Many felt the return of a nearly latent sense of "otherness" -- a sense that Christians view Jews as strange and somehow different." One Jewish resident expressed the feeling "that we're not 100 percent accepted."