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Joe Rooks-Rapport

Joe Rooks-Rapport is senior rabbi at The Temple in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the Hebrew Union College (1984) and received his Ph.D. in American Jewish history from Washington University in 1988.

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Louise Waterman Wise

Although most historians view Louise Waterman Wise as simply the wife of Stephen S. Wise, her influence as a tireless advocate for the care and protection of children, the development of communal health care, refugee resettlement, and the establishment of the State of Israel was unparalleled.

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