“You know… the Jewish people have a company. And it’s for people who want to borrow money at no interest. They want to give them a fishing pole. We want to help people. If they don’t have the money, we’ll loan it to you. You don’t have interest. One day you’ll pay us back.”
(…) The Jewish tycoon argued that the basketball legend, who has a charitable foundation that addresses HIV/AIDS issues, is insufficiently philanthropic, and Sterling invoked the tradition of Jewish free loan associations to make his point.(…)
What Sterling was describing — and thrusting rather uncomfortably into the media glare — is a more than century-old communal institution that has helped both Jews and non-Jews with interest-free loans.
His words were not exactly welcome news to the professionals who run these organizations.
“I’m sorry that he mentioned us,” said Cindy Rogoway, executive director of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco and vice president of the International Association of Jewish Free Loans. “I just think he’s a disgrace to himself.”
Sterling’s remarks, however, do shed light on what has been a quiet corner of the Jewish charitable world.
Jewish free loan societies grew out of the landsmanschaften, or mutual benefit societies, organized by Jews from Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th century and transported to America when they immigrated.
Drawing on the biblical admonition not to charge interest to fellow Jews, the interest-free loan societies became a key financial resource for immigrants, providing funds for housing and education, as well as capital for small business expenses such as pushcarts and sewing machines.
“One of the main reasons that Hebrew free loan societies became so popular in the United States is that many immigrant Jews used these as access to capital for business,” said Shelly Tenenbaum, a professor of sociology at Clark University and the author of “A Credit to Their Community: Jewish Loan Societies in the United States.” “Business was a very important vehicle for Jewish immigrant mobility.”(…)
FORWARD-NBA’s Donald Sterling Tells Girlfriend, ‘In Israel, Blacks Are Treated Like Dogs’ Owner Seeks To Justify Racist View of African-Americans
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TIMESOFISRAEL-Clippers owner: Black Jews treated like dogs in Israel Extended recording released by Deadspin purports to show Donald Sterling using Israeli racism to defend own views on blacks
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Reuven Rivlin : « Israël est une société malade » Traduction ER.
The Racists of Jerusalem Day Leanne Gale thought she knew what to expect from the right-wing marches, racist chants and police violence on Jerusalem Day. But what she saw this week shocked even her.
I walked on, trying to remain calm in a threatening environment. A group of Jewish teenagers surrounded me. “So, are Jewish men not enough for you? You need to fuck Arab men instead?” And, “Go to hell, you leftist.” Another blew the sparks of his cigarette directly into my face.(…)
A mother carrying her child handed him a large poster, instructing him to hold it in front of my camera so as to obstruct my view. Anywhere I turned, the child turned his poster, until it became impossible for me to film. When I finally turned the camera off, another woman walked straight up to me. Her face inches from mine, she practically spat, “Shame on you. People died for this land. This is Jewish land. If you don’t like it, go to Syria. Go die in Syria.”
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Israel holds Ebola identification training exercise at Ben Gurion airport
Je « prédis » qu’éventuellement ils vont se servir de cette excuse (Ebola) pour renvoyer plus de réfugiés Africains hors d’Israël ou les parquer dans des camps de concentration…
United Synagogue Youth voted to relax its rules barring its teenage board members from dating non-Jews USY also drops requirement that teenage board members be Shabbat observant.
Et c’est eux qui nous donnent des leçons d’antiracisme? Ils sont mal placés pour nous critiquer, ils commencent à peine à lever l’interdit formel contre le dating entre juifs et non-juifs!
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