Worship: Goldwater's Faith

When Republican Vice Presidential Candidate William Miller recently described Barry Goldwater as "half Jew ish," the American Council for Judaism shot back that it regarded him as wholly Christian. As far as Goldwater's religious beliefs go, the council is right.

Goldwater's father, Baron, was once a member of Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, but moving to Arizona in 1882 brought him into an area of little Jewish life. It was in an Episcopal church, in 1907, that he married Josephine Williams, a Presbyterian who became an Episcopalian after moving to Phoenix...

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