then and now. read up on the societies and how the religious community helped itself and also relied on external contributions. all part of the grandiose scheme of life. Zedaka and gmilut chasadim. your simplifying of details paints an libelous picture on an entire group of people. Watch your bias meter!
Russia says kills six suspected militants in North Caucasus (Reuters)
from the article: The Left has always persecuted Orthodox Jews