by Pat Condell, 2012 April 10 (complete transcript)
Derech Emet (yahoo group for quick Torah quotes):
Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura (in a letter to
his father in year 1488 August 15 CE) said:
“Jews in Muslim lands make themselves appear poor.
They go about like an impoverished, despised people,
with their heads bowed before Muslims.”
SOURCE: Pathway to Jerusalem: the Travel Letters of Rabbi Ovadiah of Bartenura (page 40) written between 1488 CE and 1490 CE during his journey to the Holy Land, translated by Yaakov Dovid Shulman, year 1992 CE, 93 pages, CIS Publishers, Lakewood, New Jersey, ISBN 1-56062-130-3