Of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ Lehman Brothers and 5 Other Things About (Jewish) Alabama
1) Birmingham has contained Alabama’s largest Jewish community for nearly a century. About 5,300 Jews live there today. 2) Alabama’s first congregation was founded in 1844 in Mobile. 3) Abraham Mordecai was the first Jew to live in Alabama. In 1785 he set up a small trading post in an area which later became Montgomery….