Why Jews Don’t Farm

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/everyday_economics/2003/06/why_jews_dont_farm.html

This article from a descendent of an immigrant to the Baron Hirsch farming community in Woodbine, New Jersey is fun to read.  But contrary to his thesis there were Jewish farming communities in the Ukraine and Bessarabia -probably other places too.  In fact before the assignation of Czar Alexander II in 1881, Jewish were allowed to and often encouraged to buy land in Russia for farming.