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Material Pursuits

The subject of Jewish money has been a tricky minefield for hundreds of years.
12/02/2010 - 19:00

Did you see that anti-Semitic cover of Time? You know what I mean. The one about peace and Jews and money, which came out just before Rosh HaShanah. Many indignant folks never made it past the cover, with a Star of David made of daisies, and six black boldface words: “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace.” Many who read the text were already scandalized by the second paragraph, where the cover story was pegged to “the fresh round of talks on peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Jewish Volksbank building, Ledainiai,Lithuania, 1923. Courtesy of  American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
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