Religion: Chicago Rabbi

Young Louis Leopold Mann despised all rabbis, thought there was not a real, red-blooded man among them. Then one day he read in the Talmud, "If there be a need for a man, be thou that man," decided he would enter the rabbinate. He left Louisville, went to Johns Hopkins (where an English professor wrote on one of his themes: "Please describe something. You always preach."), then to Cincinnati's University and Hebrew Union College, then to Yale for a doctorate in psychology.

Last Sunday, Rabbi Mann, 53 and an outstanding Jewish American, marked...

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