Set the example and try it. You might learn something from bringing in $365 a year. Let us know your experiences, and whether your family survived on your earnings.But if a Malagasy can live on one dollar per day, why cannot a Jew also live on one dollar per day?
Mosaic law and the Jewish standard of living in the US have nothing to do with the issue being discussed, and All Fools' Day isn't here yet, so let's not be premature about celebrating it:Is there any clause in the Mosaic Law that decrees that all Jews must have the same standard of living as the Jewish population of the United States?
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What was the average age of those convicts that got sent to Australia in the 18th century? How about the average age of German Jews in Germany in 1940? You're making the comparison, so why are the two situations comparable?When the first shipment of exiled British convicts arrived at the present Sydney in January 1788, there was even less there than there was in Madagascar in 1940. There was no indigenous agriculture, no towns, just a primitive population living by hunting and gathering.
Nevertheless, the convicts and their guards, although they suffered great hardship, did not all starve to death. For the first few years, until they could start farming, they depended for food on supply ships coming from Britain or India, and often their supplies ran dangerously low. But they survived; the death rate was relatively low.