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  •  I'm not aware that the Jewish community does (2+ / 0-)
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    Be Skeptical, Terrapin

    this any longer, though I am sure they once did. Perhaps aspects of it do but not all of us are plugged into that. I'm not. Maybe it is only for the affluent, say a group of Jews in a particular town who all go to the same synagogue.

    Maybe you are thinking of the ultra Orthodox Jews who life in insular communities?

    I can't imagine any Jew I know saying that line "well if it would help a Jew..." I'm almost fifty and have lived in a suburban and later, in a city area with a decent percentage of Jews.

    Most people are very assimilated now.IT would feel odd to us to put a stranger who is a Jew ahead of a stranger who is not. Maybe you are talking about the past. Maybe the oldest generation of Jews still does this but I don't ever encounter it.

    •  Yes, I was speaking about communities of (0+ / 0-)

      recent immigrants or other non-assimilated groups. After all, traditional banking is going to be loathe to risk lending to people who have recently arrived and have zero credit rating.

      I did not mean to give the impression that I was singling out any particular group and probably should have kept my descriptions more general.

      Please do not be alarmed. We are about to engage... the nozzle.

      by Terrapin on Sat Feb 22, 2014 at 05:01:50 AM PST

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      •  or more said Jews (1+ / 0-)
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        iirc, not Jews in the past or Orthodox Jews.

        See, I would love to (have) benefitted from the tight knitted community my parent's grew up in...a blue collar Jewish neighborhood, not particularly religious, of first and second generation immigrants who looked out for each other...almost like an extended family.

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