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Jewish Poor Fear Stigma of Poverty


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/jewish_poor_fear_stigma_of_poverty_20041126

A recent report by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles found that nearly one in five local Jews, or 104,000 out of 520,000, earns less than $25,000 a year, with 7 percent living beneath the poverty line. Los Angeles' high cost of living makes it especially difficult on poor Jews, who often go without health insurance and are reluctant to ask for assistance.

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