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Wherever There Is Jewish Pain

 

 

bThe concept of Ahavat Yisroel, love of Jews, came to mean, bin practical terms, an astonishingly wide range of Jewish bDefense League activities. And a broad gamut of Jew-haters bcame face to face with the new group that suddenly began bshowing up with regularity and speed. In the grudging bwords of a Jewish leader in The New York Times, May 25, b1970: “They can get fifty people out in the garment center balmost instantly or seventy college students. They work very befficiently on the phone and they have people responsible bfor mustering units of several dozen men.”

bThis wide-ranging JDL activity may be seen by taking a bnumber of areas in which Jewish militancy played a promi- bnent role.

LINCOLN HOSPITAL AND THE
ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

bAfter World War II, Yeshiva University, the most famous bsectarian Jewish school in the country, decided to create a bmedical school which would make it easier for young Jews bwishing to become doctors to escape the burdensome quotas band restrictions that so many faced until that time. Thus, the bAlbert Einstein College of Medicine came into being, with bcity-owned Lincoln Hospital, the only one in the poverty- bstricken, Black, and Puerto Rican (and Jewish poor) area of bthe South Bronx, administered and staffed by the school. b 

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