Exhibit A. Time: May 1927. Scene: Groundbreaking for a synagogue. Action: Two city managers silently mouth some presumably inspirational words to the assembled multitude -- women and baby girls in bonnets, men and boys in white shirts with ties, a (mostly) solemn troop of Boy Scouts -- after which beefy building commissioner Morris Plant proudly strides forward to turn over the first shovelful of dirt, a privilege for which he has forked over the not... More >>>