Ethnic Credit and Economic Crisis

By Shelly Tenenbaum

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2009

The author examines the relationship between Hebrew free loan associations and Jewish entrepreneurship during the 1930s. Ethnic and religious groups have received little attention in studies of Jewish economic life, the author asserts, possibly because of American cultural narratives of rigged individualism. The author describes many examples of Hebrew free loan societies providing critical assistance to Jewish entrepreneurs during the Depression era.

Topic: History, Judaic Studies, Economy, Jewish Organizations, Jewish Studies, Scholarship, Academic Research

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Arkush, Allan

Volume/Issue: Fall 2009

Page Number(s): 24-27

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Identifier: issn: 1529-6423

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Tenenbaum, Shelly. Ethnic Credit and Economic Crisis. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2009: 24-27. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4485


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