The Southern Jewish dilemma: Privilege and prejudice

By , Guest Columnist Updated: November 20, 2019 9:22 AM CT | Published: November 20, 2019 4:05 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Jonathan Judaken

Jonathan Judaken is the Spence L. Wilson Chair in the Humanities at Rhodes College. He recently co-edited a collection of articles to celebrate the bicentennial, "Memphis: 200 Years Together."

From the time Jews landed on southern shores, they were largely accepted by the white population. But the privileges that came with whiteness were sometimes challenged.


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