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Jews to the Rescue


Background
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Bernard Madoff former Chairman of NASDAQ, a force to be reckoned with on Wall Street and a Jew – Was arrested December 11, following a tip off from his sons, for fraud which could be valued at OVER 50 BILLION dollars.
So thats that.
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Following that, published December 23 and subsequently becoming New York Time’s most popular article on its website, was an article titled “In Madoff Scandal, Jews Feel an Acute Betrayal”
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Excerpts from the article.
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“When a Jew does this, Jews feel ashamed by proxy. I’d like to
believe someone raised in our community, imbued with Jewish values, would be better than this.”
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There is a teaching in the Talmud that says an individual who comes before God after death will be asked a series of questions, the first one of which is, “Were you honest in your business dealings?” But it is the Ten Commandments that have weighed most heavily on the mind of Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles in light of the sins for which Bernard L. Madoff stands accused. “You shouldn’t steal,” Rabbi Wolpe said. “And this is theft on a global scale.”
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Jews are also grappling with the implications of Mr. Madoff’s deeds for their public image, what one rabbi referred to as the “shanda factor,” using the Yiddish term for an embarrassing shame or disgrace. As Bradley Burston, a columnist for haaretz.com, the English-language Web site of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, wrote on Dec. 17: “The anti-Semite’s new Santa is Bernard Madoff. The answer to every Jew-hater’s wish list. The Aryan Nation at its most delusional couldn’t have come up with anything to rival this.”
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The article goes on to condemn Madoff in a Jewish perspective and emphasizes how the Talmud teaches honesty etc etc!! Going so far as to condemn Madoff to the depths of hell and I quote
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“I don’t even think that there is a punishment that is commensurate with the crime, for the wreckage of lives that he’s left behind. The only thing he could do, for the rest of his life, is work for redemption that he would never achieve.”
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While reading the article the questions that came to my mind were plenty!!
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How the fuck did Madoff swindle 50 billion dollars – Why did his sons give him up …. more importantly Why is this article the most popular article on NYT’s website for the date of December 24.
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The Jewish community was very quick in condemning madoff even though how he conducts his business has no real relationship with him being a Jew.
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Muslims on the other hand fail to condemn and definitely fail to have that condemnation heard by the masses, when Muslims are the culprits of crimes. Some of those crimes even originating from wrongly held Islamic belief.
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January 9, 2009 - Posted by | Religion

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