from Jewcy, by president and editor Thal Raz: After Madoff: Redefining What 'Success' Means From Madoff to Enron to Long-Term Capital, the American people have been subjected to some pretty sophisticated scams over the years; but no hoax is more shameful, or potentially destructive, than the presiding myth of wealth's infinite virtuosity... Madoff is the perfect embodiment of all the ills and excesses that the myth perpetuated and … [Read more...] about Redefining Success
Something is definitely not right at Hadassah, and it goes way beyond a continuing series of PR disasters the past year. According to the lead story in today's New York Jewish Week, less than twenty-four hours after implementing the largest staff reduction in the organization's history, Hadassah Reveals $130 Million Windfall From Madoff "Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, may have lost $90 million invested with Bernard … [Read more...] about How Sick is Hadassah?
an opinion piece from Dan Brown, founder of eJewish Philanthropy: They say the ability to generate confidence is a leadership trait - and I agree. As such, and from where I sit, two of the largest Jewish organizations in the world have a serious leadership problem. The two: Hadassah - the Women's Zionist Organization of America and Yeshiva University. Frankly speaking, the leadership of both must think we are all fools. In the aftermath of … [Read more...] about The Ability to Generate Confidence
a guest post by Rabbi Stewart Weiss: As the story goes, several years ago a down-and-out man approached Albert Reichman - he of the billionaire philanthropist brothers - and asked him for a loan of $1,000. "All right," said Reichman, "I am prepared to loan you the money. But when will you pay it back?" The man looked at Reichman and thought for a moment, then replied, with a straight face, "I'll tell you what, Mr. Reichman. When you'll need … [Read more...] about The Bear-Market Blessing
Shabbat Shalom … [Read more...] about “A Penny for Your Thoughts”