POLAND: Poor Jews

Affluent indeed would be a community where out of 20,000 Jews not one was poor. When last fortnight the municipal council of the little Polish town of Bydgoszcz claimed such prosperity, rejected a $100,000 legacy left to the town's poor jews because there were no poor Jews, the potent, ubiquitous Jewish telegraphic agency sent a correspondent, investigated.

Interviewed was chief Rabbi Doctor Sonnenschein. He said that, alas, there were poor Jews, that the home for the aged was overcrowded, that $100,000 would bring sunshine (which is what Doctor Sonnenschein's name means) to many an unhappy soul. Perhaps there was a...

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