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5 Jewish Things About Sarah Palin’s State

From Wyatt Earp to Sarah Palin, Alaska has a colorful history, which has occasionally touched on Jews.

Four of the state’s legendary mountains are named after Jews. There’s a Star of David featured in one of the state’s most famed church stained-glass windows. Alaska Airlines helped airlift Yemeni Jews to Israel.

Earp once ran a bar in Nome with a Brooklyn-born Jew.

Palin, the former governor and ill-fated Republican presidential candidate, once called a Jewish rival ‘bird nose,’ which unsurprisingly raised hackles.

Not bad for a tiny community of just 6,000 who dub themselves the Frozen Chosen.

Read the Forward’s profiles of four fascinating Alaskan Jews.

Get an inside look at Alaska’s best bagel shop.


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