Well, this certainly is an interesting way to open a column...
Something tells me I won’t make any new friends (and might even lose some old ones) if I confess to harboring some admiration for Bernard Madoff.
And to make things worse, I can’t muster much for Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the pilot who safely landed a full commercial airliner in the Hudson River back in January.
I have to say that Rabbi Avi Shafran has piqued my interest there. I'll bet you that he's going to go on to go on to make a complex and thought-provoking argument about the subtle shades of human morality…
[Madoff's] crime, after all, was really remarkable only for its longevity and its scope. The Torah teaches that stealing is a sin, but it doesn’t differentiate between misappropriating a million dollars and pilfering a dime.
Nope. I was wrong. Sorry to waste your time.
Tags: Bernie Madoff, Economy, Jewish, Money, Religion