Ever since I heard about this scandal and the degree to which it impacted philanthropies, particularly but not only Jewish philanthropies, I have been shaking my head in wonder.
How could this man do this to so many institutions which do good things? In addition he hit lots of people, some of them quite rich and some of them in far more modest circumstances. Many are left with nothing.
Madoff is a sociopath. That seems pretty certain.
He is an antisemite's dream. The worst of them could not have dreamt up such a story.
There seems to be no punishment strong enough for this guy.
Ha'aretz's Bradley Burston says exactly what I have been thinking: Christmas came early for the worst of the antisemites this year.