1958 bombing of The Temple in Atlanta Previous Gallery Next Gallery 1 / 17 DEBRIS SIFTED Army Demolition Experts Sgt. K.J. Manning, Master Sgt. C.L. Sharp Hold Pieces Believed To Be Bomb Parts 2 / 17 3 / 17 Dwight Ross ROW OF WINDOWS LIES BROKEN ON GROUND; DAMAGE CONFINED MAINLY TO REAR OF BUILDING Blast Area Can Not Be Seen From Peachtree Street. Damage Greater Than That at Miami, Nashville Synagogues 4 / 17 Unknown This image is a COPY of a photograph. The source cannot be verified. 5 / 17 Dwight Ross Rabbi Jacob Rothschild holds the first Sabbath service since the bombing; says "humanity, we shall rear from the rubble..." (Dwight Ross / AJC staff) 1958 6 / 17 Dwight Ross Oct 13, 1958 - Atlanta, Ga - Damage resulting from the bomb blast at the Atlanta Jewish Temple on Peachtree Street. (Dwight Ross/Staff) 7 / 17 Dwight Ross Oct. 13, 1958 - Atlanta, Ga - Mayor William Hartsfield at the site of the Jewish Temple Bombing. 8 / 17 Unknown Oct. 13, 1958 - Atlanta, Ga - Mayor William Hartsfield and Rabbi Jacob Rothschild sift through rubble hours after The Temple was bombed. Civil leaders called the dynamiting 'stupid, vicious, senseless.' 9 / 17 File In the early-morning hours on Oct. 12, 1958, The Temple on Peachtree Street in Atlanta was ripped by an explosion. This photo of the synagogue is from the 1950s. 10 / 17 Bill Young / AJC Twenty-six windows were shattered on the side of The Temple where the bomb was set off, and 12 more were damaged in the rest of the building. In this 1958 photo, firemen place canvas covers over damaged windows at The Temple. 11 / 17 Bill Young / AJC Some interior damage resulting from the dynamite blast at The Temple. 12 / 17 Charles Vaughn / AJC Detective W.K. Perry crouches in a crater left by the bomb. 13 / 17 Dwight Ross / AJC Five days after the 1958 bombing, Rabbi Jacob Rothschild delivered his sermon, 'And None Shall Make Them Afraid, ' in a sanctuary, with its shattered windows, filled to capacity. 14 / 17 Bill Young / AJC Also broken was a glass case holding a model of a planned addition to the Temple. 15 / 17 Bill Young / AJC Candelabra used in Jewish worship lie on the floor. 16 / 17 Dwight Ross / AJC Law enforcement officers organize in response to the bombing. Shown are Supt. Cowan (from left), Capt. Fred Beerman and Capt. R.E. Little Jr. 17 / 17 Dwight Ross / AJC Atlanta Mayor William Hartsfield surveys the damage. Sign up for e-newsletters Want more news? Sign up for free e-newsletters to get more of AJC delivered to your inbox.