Wednesday, June 22, 2005

New York Times:The Last of the Jewish Farmgirls

The New York Times, you know that horrible paper Satan uses to defame Israel and the Jewish people, has a wonderful piece this morning on Lillian Greenblatt Braun, the last surviving resident of Alliance, which was one of about 100 Jewish agricultural settlements that speckled the country at the turn of the last century.
Alliance was carved out of the scrub oak and pine forest outside Vineland in 1882 and named for its French financial backer, the Jewish charity organization Alliance Israélite Universelle. With a peak population of 500, enough to support four synagogues, it became one of the biggest.