The Upside of the Bernie Madoff Affair

James Besser writing for the New York Jewish Week:

For months, I’ve been struck by a kind of whistling-past-the-graveyard attitude from Jewish leaders.

Sure, times are tough right now, they keep saying, but that’s the nature of the economy: there are ups and downs, but this is America, after all, and it won’t take long to get our economy back on track.

More and more, that attitude looks like wishful thinking…

Denial may keep our community’s leaders from doing the things they need to do to keep their organizations afloat – and to keep them providing critical services at a time when demand is already soaring.

Read the complete post in the JW Political Insider.