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Agriculture, A Most Effective Means to Aid Jewish Poor

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Publication Date: May 1902

Publisher(s): C.J. Krehbiel & Co.; Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Rabbi A.R. Levy

Series: Conference of Jewish Charities in the United States, 2

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Agriculture, forestry and fishing (Agricultural population and workers)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Poverty; Employment; Immigration

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


Agriculture holds the key to the solution of the problems which confront the Jew in the Ghetto. The Jewish Agriculturists' Aid Society of America offers any Jew who spends two or three years on an American farm learning farm work and saving a little money assistance in establishing himself as a farmer. Although the movement to seed large communities in the country has been a failure, new families learning from established farmers, Jewish and non-Jewish, can one by one move from dependence to prosperity, and experience has shown that Jewish religious life does not suffer even without a community.