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    • Naim S. Mahlab
    • 16.04.07 | 20:09 (IDT)

    An absurd remark made by a presidential hopeful, shows how ignorant people are about Jewish history. Will someone please tell Mr. Thompson that the Jews in Europe were not permitted to practice any trade other than finance, and that they were kept out of all the guilds that regulated other professions. When they did well in the financial field, they were dispossesed and expelled from their place of residence. In other words they were in a lose lose position, largely thanks to the teaching of the Christian Church.

    from the article: Republican presidential hopeful: Money-making a Jewish tradition
    First published 00:00 16.04.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.04.07
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