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This Week in History: A fact for December

Paula Ackerman becomes "spiritual leader" of Temple Beth Israel of Meridian, Mississippi

December 12, 1950

Paula Ackerman became the interim "spiritual leader" of Temple Beth Israel in Meridian, Mississippi, demonstrating that a woman could serve in a rabbinical role.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for December." (Viewed on February 10, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek/dec/random>.

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