NewsBits: Around The Jewish Web

The following are items appearing on other Web sites you may find of interest.

from The (London) Jewish Chronicle:

There is more to charity than money

Let’s not knock cash-based philanthropy — we need it. At the same time, there’s no substitute for face-to-face help.

from Haaretz, a follow-up to our post last week on how Sheldon Adelson’s current financial problems may impact Israel and the Jewish world:

Global financial storms threaten empire of Jewish billionaire, philanthropist Adelson

The global losses notwithstanding, Adelson’s newspaper in Israel, Yisrael Hayom, appears not in danger. The newspaper, distributed free of charge at train and bus stations at other locations, appears to be unaffected by Adelson’s woes. Yisrael Hayom commented that Adelson’s investments in the paper “continue as planned.” If anything, the paper says, it’s hiring. “The newspaper is about to expand again, in the course of which it will be publishing a weekend edition,” Yisrael Hayom said yesterday. That will require additional investment and manpower, the paper said.