12/20/07

The Times: The Yin and Yang of Jewish Charity

In the same issue of the Times these two articles represent the Yin and Yang of Jewish charitable life.

On the one hand there is a story about two young selfless Jewish men who established an organization to rate the effectiveness of charities.

On the other hand there is a story about corrupt Hasidic Jews who used their charity to help people cheat the IRS.

We Jews are also the most vocal neocons and the loudest liberals (see below).

Yin and Yang.

2 Young Hedge-Fund Veterans Stir Up the World of Philanthropy2 Young Hedge-Fund Veterans Stir Up the World of Philanthrop GiveWell is supported by a charity they created, the Clear Fund, which...it tends to be less a true measure of a charity’s effectiveness than simply a gauge of the charity’s ability to provide data on...December 20, 2007 - - U.S.

Hasidic Rabbi and Assistant Are Arrested in Tax Scheme
The grand rabbi of Spinka, a Brooklyn-based Hasidic sect, was arrested Wednesday with his executive assistant in Los Angeles on charges that they arranged and profited from inflated... December 20, 2007 - - New York and Region

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think, Friends of Efrat is the best Jewish charity around. It simultaneously achieves major religious and political aims. I found it here samsonblinded.org/blog/the-best-jewish-charity.htm and donated that same day which is sort of unusual for me.