I say, Amen. As far as I am concerned Madoff is herewith excommunicated from the Jewish people.
Hammerman says that means, "He is not welcome in any synagogue, JCC or Federation event anywhere. No rabbi will marry him or bury him. No organization will make excuses for him. He is ... cut off. Period."
Actually full excommunication means more than that.
The more severe form of Jewish excommunication is called herem. That term, related to the Arabic-derived word “harem,” signifies a “devoted thing,” something that is forbidden for common use. In the Hebrew Bible, the herem—generally translated as “utter destruction” in the King James translation—is the ultimate curse pronounced by the Lord upon the intransigently wicked, resulting in both physical and spiritual destruction. In rabbinic times, a decree of herem is announced by a rabbi standing in front of the open Torah ark, the most sacred place in the synagogue, perhaps even holding the Torah scroll in his hand. The shofar, or ram’s horn, is sounded, candles are snuffed out, biblical curses are recited against the excommunicant, and warnings are issued against associating with him. The excommunicated person is required to study alone and is permitted to receive only the barest necessities of life from other Jews. Dramatically, his coffin is stoned at burial. In the medieval period, not only was the excommunicant himself treated as a non-Jew, but his spouse and children were often also ostracized.Kindly join our decree of excommunication. Please add your endorsement in the comments to this post with your own chosen appropriate words of vilification.