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A shanda far die goyim

I can’t quite articulate how angry and depressed the shanda that is the Bernard Madoff story has made me. How anyone can defraud Elie Wiesel (ELIE WIESEL!!!), a foundation dedicated to facilitating bone marrow transplants (an especially sensitive subject with me at the moment since a good friend of mine is awaiting just such a transplant), and so many other individuals and organizations is simply beyond me.

I am keeping up with the devastating effects on Jewish charities, schools, and other nonprofit organizations through many outlets, including the eJewishPhilanthropy and JTA Fundermentalist blogs. And, as always, I am looking for commentary and insight via the ever-informed Jeffrey Goldberg.

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  1. Hi Erika. I just came across Machberet, which is a perfect name for a blog!

    I, too, was particularly shocked by the Madoff revelations. Some of my comments were similar to yours (although I hadn't read them yet — promise). Take a look if you'd like:

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=93202593&blogID=457157613

    http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=93202593&blogID=458775589

    Hopefully the links work.

    All the best,
    David

  2. Thanks very much for your comment, David, and for referring me to your blog.

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