Postville’s Crumbling Paradise

The story of Postville is more than the story of a plant closing in a small town.  It is the story of a small, American Gothic-style prairie town that was forced by economics to accept an unfamiliar cultural diversity.  It is the story of a widely-varied yet tightly-knit Chassidic community putting down roots in an unlikely location. And it is the story of an entire town united in prayer, waiting and hoping that the homes and businesses they’ve struggled to create will survive