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Max Samfield, Ph.D.

Rabbi, Children of Israel Congregation; Editor of the "Jewish Spectator." Memphis, Tenn.

MEMPHIS – Largest city of the state of Tennessee in the United States of America. Although the year 1845 is designated as the date of the earliest settlement of Jews in Memphis, it appears that a few had lived there temporarily before...
TENNESSEE – One of the Southern States of the American Union; admitted in 1796—the third after the incorporation of the original thirteen; seceded June 18, 1861; readmitted in 1866. A few Jews were among a number of traders who settled near...