These Jewish figures cited below (and a bit of what they said) are in tomorrow's article about Jewish Lessons of the Madoff Affair via the Times' Robin Pogrebin:
- Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple in Los Angeles: After you die, God will demand of you, Were you honest in your business dealings?
- Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky, Congregation Ansche Chesed in New York: Judaism has highly developed mechanisms for not letting people control money without ample checks and balances.
- Bradley Burston, columnist for haaretz.com: Bernard Madoff is like Santa Claus' gift to the anti-semite.
- Burton L. Visotzky, professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary: If a Jew takes a loan out, in some ways the whole Jewish community guarantees it.
- Rabbi Jennifer Krause (pictured above), author: The Talmud teaches that a person who only looks out for himself and his own interests will eventually be brought to poverty.