Rabbi David Wirtschafter of Temple Adath Israel was born in Lexington in 1970 and left eight years later when his father, a doctor at the University of Kentucky, went to the University of Minnesota. He returned nearly two years ago to become the first Kentucky-born rabbi of a Jewish congregation in Lexington.
Rabbi David Wirtschafter of Temple Adath Israel was born in Lexington in 1970 and left eight years later when his father, a doctor at the University of Kentucky, went to the University of Minnesota. He returned nearly two years ago to become the first Kentucky-born rabbi of a Jewish congregation in Lexington. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
Rabbi David Wirtschafter of Temple Adath Israel was born in Lexington in 1970 and left eight years later when his father, a doctor at the University of Kentucky, went to the University of Minnesota. He returned nearly two years ago to become the first Kentucky-born rabbi of a Jewish congregation in Lexington. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.