The title of this blog post is a quote from a news article that was published today:
This is the time of the year when you see ads on TV asking for donations for the starving Holocaust survivors in Russia.
The Jews are the richest people in the world; why can’t they take care of their own.
The following quote is from the news article, cited above:
Today, many of the world’s remaining 500,000 Holocaust survivors are living out their final years in poverty. Most of those who are suffering either live in Israel, across the former Soviet Union or in greater New York City.
Of the 189,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel, 25 percent live below the poverty line. Of the 60,000 survivors throughout the former Soviet Union (FSU), poverty is endemic — approaching 85-90%. Even in New York City, home to another 60,000 survivors, about half live below the poverty line.
I have written many times, on my blog, that I think the reason that these Jews have lived such a long life is because they had a meager diet as children; their diet consisted of bread and oatmeal, with very little meat. I had a similar diet as a child, and I think that this is why I have lived a long life, and I am still in good health.