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Demigorgona
Sunday, December 15th, 2002, 03:40 AM
Toronto Jews were a close-knit family
Never needed to visit poorhouse Members relied on each other

MICHAEL PIERI
SPECIAL TO THE STAR

The poorhouse helped hundreds of suffering Toronto families in 1880-81.

But one large "family" was conspicuously absent from the House of Industry's forbidding door on Elm St.: the Jewish community.

No Jewish immigrant sought so much as a crumb of bread from the poorhouse, according to historical records in the City of Toronto Archives.

The reason? With a mere 534 Jews living in the city, the Jewish community took care of its own needs — resembling a close-knit family. What's more, Jewish immigrants then arriving in the city after fleeing murderous pogroms in Czarist Russia were better prepared to survive in Toronto, compared to immigrants from England, Ireland and Scotland.

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skinpride
Monday, December 16th, 2002, 01:34 AM
The jews are a community amoungst themselves...They care only for the jewish race...They give no thought to any person, nation, or country that is not judaic.

JohnWBooth
Tuesday, December 17th, 2002, 02:05 AM
Kikes for yashivitz boys & matzo-munchers only...

That is, jews for jews & jews only..

Reno
Monday, December 30th, 2002, 03:46 AM
Not to mention Jewing Jewishly.