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Obamanomics And The Jewish Deli Dilemma

Mag14 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 3:28 PM
A few thoughts; 1) Virtually every grocery store sells bagels, lox and cream cheese - what was once an exotic staple of the Jewish deli is now a common staple everywhere. 2) While it is true that Jews have been unusually successful in America, running a deli isn't likely to pull in the same amount of money as lawyering, doctoring and sciencing. A lot of those delis were run by men whose kids went to college and decided they could do better than taking over the old man's business. Good for them. 3) There is less anti-semitism now than there used to be. It is possible that Jews don't seek community at Jewish deli's as much as they did in earlier generations. 4) Perhaps Jews don't live as close to Jewish delis as they did when they
Joseph64 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 4:29 PM
3) There is less anti-semitism now than there used to be

You are very naive if you believe that. Anti-semitism is alive and well and spreading. Just a few years back when SF was trying to pass an ordinance banning circumcision a group backing the proposed law released a comic book called Foreskinman about a superhero who went around saving Jewish babies from having their foreskins removed and the Jews in the comic were always portrayed as unscrupulous villains.

If you think it can't be true, I refer you to
Gary Rosen Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 5:23 PM
It has just switched from the right to the left. OK, Buchanan and Ron Paul but they are a small minority on the right now. Even Rand Paul is distancing himself from his father's cuckoo supporters.
Joseph64 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 5:48 PM
Anti-semitism was ALWAYS a product of left wing thinking. Hitler got the idea from Marx and Engels who espoused it in their writings and they got the idea from even earlier left wing, European thinkers.
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 7:16 PM
But of course, ALL bad things come from "left wing thinking"! "Constitutional conservatism" (whatever that is) was passed down directly from Jesus though!
Harry343 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 7:43 PM
Not all bad things, just significant human misery and suffering when ever leftist philosphies are institued.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 7:49 PM
More trollish BS from a head full; Back to the sty for a reload of your brains troll.
Mag14 Wrote: Feb 24, 2013 3:43 PM
Any, some, or all of these (and the Times guy's theories, Hill's theories or those mentioned below) may be the villain(s) in the Case of the Missing Jewish Deli. Until someone tracks down ex-Jewish delicatessen owners and asks them I'm willing to say that I really don't know why they closed. And neither does the LA Times or Austin Hill.

Did you hear the big news from the world of small business? Jewish delis are closing in both Los Angeles, and New York City.

The trend has been a long time in the making, especially in New York City where Jewish delis’s used to number in the thousands and now total less than one hundred. Yet the Los Angeles Times reported this “news” just this past week, and the details that the report included – and the details that were ignored– point to some far greater problems.

The article, written by Journalist Tiffany Hsu, notes that the decline of the...