In Maine, the 'Invisible' Jews of Rural America Discuss Their Unique Challenge

Can Jewish communities outside the mainstream, off the beaten paths of Maine, flourish? Jewish shepherds, tree farmers and rural rabbis met recently to explore that question.

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WATERVILLE, Maine – With her daughter perched on her hip, Margaret Hathaway spoke about how raising goats helped her connect to Judaism’s agricultural traditions; the next day, Jack Weinstein, a tree farmer,...