Is Goldman Sachs Critic Greg Smith Jewish?

Yes, Greg Smith is a Jew.

Paul Berger of the Forward writes about Smith, "Goldman Rebel is Latest Outspoken S. African Jew." He suggests, as a question, that Smith's criticism of Goldman Sachs, "was simply continuing a South African Jewish tradition of speaking truth to power."

Okay, but what about the substance of Smith's criticism? It could be dismissed as sour grapes or it could be acclaimed as a brilliant analysis. Which one is right?

And what of the Times decision to run the column by Smith? Is this not a brazen attack on New York's Wall Street club? Which powerful group of New Yorkers then is behind this assault? Are the NY real estate barons pushing the nuclear button? If so, why now?

But the Forward is happy to turn our attention away from all that and back to the Jews of South Africa. Can you say "distraction"?

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