The Death of an American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions

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In 1967 members of the Boston establishment decided to try and promote the interests of Boston's blacks by making a mortgage fund available to blacks who wanted to build or buy houses. However, these opportunities were targetted on Jewish neighbourhoods. This book describes the unfortunate outcome.

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'The Death Of An American Jewish Community: A Tragedy of Good Intentions, ' with much of its concentration on the policies of banks and real estate interests on ethnic communities in the 1960s, should help fill in the time line and develop an focus on ethnic relations and urban affairs more in the social structural direction.

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Hillel Levine, a professor of sociology and religion, is the co-author of "The Death of an American Jewish Community" (Free Press, 1991). He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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