In a message dated 9/18/2002 1:05:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< It's interesting that a great many Jews who came to Britain in the 19th
century started out as hawkers or itinerant peddlers. >>
==As they did, by necessity, in most parts of the world at that time.
Many of them came to be founders of trading empires, eg Gimbel, Bamberger,
Levi Strauss . . . Some became railroad magnates, some governors of US
states and territories.
Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@aol.com>
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