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From the Publisher"This biography of Max Heller, Rabbi to Temple Sinai in New Orleans, is superbly written and based on thorough research. Heller, a leading New Orleans religious leader and a Progressive in the early years of the 20th century, with members of his synagogue, is to a large degree responsible for the city's failure to tolerate or play a part in the waves of anti-Semitism that emerged in the U.S. before and after World War I. That Malone is a knowledgeable Judaic scholar is evident throughout this volume. It represents another major addition to the history of Jews in the United States and the South."
—Bennett H. Wall, University of Georgia
“ Bobbie Malone’s book is a good read, particularly for those interested in the history of the Jewish experience in the South. The book provides a particularly perceptive view of southern Jewish response to major issues of Jewish concern. In this way, the honesty of her writing gives an entirely different view of American Jewish life.”
—Journal of Southern History
“ Rabbi Max Heller is a much needed book on the social and historical elements of Judaism existing during the turn of the century, in the United States and the South. The biography incorporates enormous amounts of information as it follows the life of Heller from a youngster in Prague to his death in New Orleans. The book is an excellent source of information and [it] helps to fill the gap in books about New Orleans Jews and the Jewish community.”