CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1993 |
With a message as old as the hills, Rabbi Gershon Winkler tends to his far-flung flock in his wood-paneled station wagon, shunning synagogues to sing the Psalms of David in farmhouses and prisons. Winkler, one of a handful of "circuit rabbis" in America, is more likely to tote a guitar than a Bible and more often wears blue jeans than a prayer shawl as he roams the back roads of Baptist-dominated West Virginia. "This is what rabbis used to be in ancient times," he said.