Two officials in Israel’s Education Ministry were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a haredi Orthodox yeshiva.
A Russian Jewish immigrant was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for scamming thousands from a fund benefiting Holocaust victims.
Last Friday, the publisher of a promising real estate newsletter called Sonar Report rose before dawn, scoured the news to gather items for that day’s edition and, at 9:04 a.m., sent it out to his e-mail subscribers. Unknown to almost all of his subscribers, that publisher was Mark David Madoff, the older son of the convicted swindler Bernard L. Madoff.
Anger has begun to supplant shock as those who contribute to prominent Jewish charities or work on their behalf gasp for comprehension of the unprecedented percussion that the Bernard L. Madoff investment fraud is having on their favorite causes.