[eJP note: at the recent Limmud FSU festival in St. Petersburg, philanthropist and businessman Matthew Bronfman spoke about geopolitics in today’s world. Below - translated from the Hebrew - is a paraphrase of his remarks.] by Nathan Roi Matthew Bronfman first arrived in … [Read more...] about Arab Spring, Israeli Summer
by Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. Over the past few days, in light of recent polling results, the election outcome in New York’s 9th Congressional District and a myriad of articles in such publications as New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times, a … [Read more...] about The Emerging Debate about “the Jewish Vote”
by Elli Fischer As I write this, I remain of two minds regarding the need to respond to Zachary Braiterman’s recent article, “Conservative Money and Jewish Studies: Investigating the Tikvah Fund,” which appeared in ZEEK and eJewish Philanthropy. On one hand, he levels a … [Read more...] about Tikvah Fundamentalism?
In the Jewish world, September marks the practical beginning of a new fundraising cycle. Organizations, and synagogues, gear up for High Holiday appeals, and development departments solidify strategy for their year-end push. And with most functioning on a January-December fiscal … [Read more...] about Fundraising’s Chilly Air: the View from Jerusalem
by William Daroff It seems straightforward as a way to reduce the federal budget deficit: cut tax deductions by $1, and you will increase revenues by $1. But to paraphrase George Orwell: while all tax deductions reduce tax revenues equally, some do more than just reduce … [Read more...] about Don’t Limit Charitable Incentives When We Most Need Them