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The Rich and the Poor
Jewish Philanthropy and Social Control in Nineteenth-Century London

Mordechai Rozin

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Foreword by Catherine Jones Finer
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Outline of the Book
Sources

1 Jewish Philanthropy: Power and Interests
Historical Perspectives
Defining Tzedakah
The Jewish Elite and the Jewish Poor

2 The Colquhoun–van Oven Scheme
Background to the Scheme
Principal Proposals of the Scheme
Opposition to the Scheme
Effects of the Failed Scheme

3 Wealth and Poverty: A Widening Gap
Educating the Poor
The Rich in Search of Power
The Faudel Scheme

4 The Jewish Board of Guardians
Ideologies And Policy
Controlling the Immigration of the Poor
Disciplining the Poor: Jewish Philanthropy and the Poor Law

5 Social, Economic and Cultural Policy of the Board
Finance: Checks and Balances
Restricted Policy Arrangements
Work
Loans
Health
Housing
Acculturation: Anglicization
Acculturation: Patronage and Anglicization
Schooling
Jewish Press
Social Organization Beyond the Jewish Elite
Jewish Philanthropy at the Turn of the Century: Incrementalism and Survival

Conclusions

Appendix I: Excerpts from Laws Concerning Gifts for the Poor – Mishneh Torah by Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides, 1135–1204)
Appendix II: Selective Chronology: Developments of English and Jewish Social Policy and Philanthropy

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“Provides a valuable historiographical context for understanding Anglo-Jewish philanthropy… An important contribution to social work and social welfare history.” Choice

“A significant contribution to our understanding of the mixed economy of welfare in nineteenth-century England.” Social Policy

“A valuable contribution to the literature of London’s Jewry… it should stimulate research into the history of the Jewish secular associations of this country.” London Journal

 

Publication Details

 
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-898723-79-0
 
 
Page Extent / Format:
280 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
 
Release Date:
February 1999
  Illustrated:   No
 
Hardback Price:
£45.00 / $65.00
 
 

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