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bthey will not demand that the state aid the secular aspects of bthe Jewish day school.

b“And then there is the problem of crime. Tens of bthousands of Jews live in areas that are the prey of criminals, bhoodlums, drug addicts. Unlike the nicer suburban areas bwhere most Jewish bureaucrats live, the good life means blittle to those who dwell in the urban core areas. There Jews bare more familiar with the statistics of muggings, rape, brobbery, assault, and murder. There they know the terror bof the streets, the fear that keeps the merchant’s door blocked, the vandalized synagogues, the burglarizing of bapartments.

b“In wilder times, and in the heart of the non-Jewish bghetto areas, merchants who were there long before the bneighborhood changed and who built their business from bnothing by dint of hard work and long hours of effort, are bvictims of extortion, rioting, looting, burning, and commu- bnity demands that they leave the area.

b“Who sets aside funds for safety in the Jewish lower- bmiddle-class and upper-lower-class neighborhoods? Who bsees to it that the cause of physical safety for the little Jew breceives the same urgency that our Jewish groups give to bsuch things as Vietnam, the poor Blacks, and Puerto Ricans, band abortion?

b“Or consider the problem of the subtle and not so subtle bdriving out of the Jew from employment and educational bopportunities. There is reverse discrimination in this coun- btry and the Jew is a primary target and victim. In the name bof rectifying injustices of centuries, the American Estab- blishment compensates other minorities at the expense of the bJew.

b“Thus we find the merit and competitive system scrapped band ethnic quotas set for minority groups. Universities de- bcide that a certain number of non-Jewish minority students bwill be allowed in regardless of merit and meritorious Jewish bstudents are turned down by first-class colleges and bgraduate schools. Medical schools take in unqualified stu- bdents while the hard-working and deserving Jewish one is bforced to find some other school or another profession.

b“The same is true for employment. Quotas for civil ser- b 

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