December 18, 2008

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.


David said...

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:

Hopefully the links work.

All the best,

Erika D. said...

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