Poor Jews: An American Awakening.

By: Levine, Naomi and Martin Hochbaum.

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Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 206 pp. Ex-libris, with usual stamps (Temple B'Nai Israel Library); otherwise, a very attractive copy with few signs of wear; in a Very Good dust jacket with edgewear. From dust jacket: Citing national data and descriptions of the life styles of the Jewish poor, the authors reveal unique social characteristics of the Jewish poor -- including the surprising statistic that over two-thirds of this group are past the age of sixty, thus experiencing the compounded disadvantage of being poor, elderly and deserted by the younger, mobile Jewish community. Reasons for the invisibility of Jewish poverty are discussed: the fact that the census fails to list Jews as a separate catagory; the use of average income statistics that hide the existence of Jews on the lower end of the economic scale; the common belief that the Jewish community takes care of its own; the traditional Jewish pride. Poor Jews critically examines how the larger Jewish community has responded to poverty within its own ethnic group, along with Jewish attitudes toward the welfare state and charity in general...

Title: Poor Jews: An American Awakening.

Author Name: Levine, Naomi and Martin Hochbaum.

Categories: Jewish History,

Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Books, (1974).:

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