Am I Supposed to Feel Bad? I Just Don’t Know…

Bernie Madoff related stories are always tough to read, especially when it comes to Jewish organizations that he has ruined or severely damaged. But this time, I’m just not sure.

Golf Week Magazine has a feature this week detailing the demise of the private Jewish golf clubs in Long Island. While Madoff is not the sole reason for the membership drop in these exclusive clubs, the article admits that a lot of these clubs members were severely hit in the Madoff scandal.

But should we feel bad about this? Many of these clubs were initially created because Jews weren’t allowed into the main golf clubs. But today, that just isn’t relevant. I’m sure there are some clubs that Jews still aren’t allowed into but for the most part, Jews get access to pretty much anything they want, ESPECIALLY Jews who can afford private golf club membership.

So I say, boo hoo. So exclusive, high end clubs are losing money. I’m actually kind of happy about it. Call me a Communist. I dare you.

Related

Discover More

We Don’t Count People… Because All People Count

Every few months, I receive a tentative “cold call” from a congregation interested in using the services of the ISJL ...

No Trick, All Treat: Halloween Isn’t Bad for The Jews

Today’s guest post is from our friend (and one of our favorite scholars!) Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Last year, we ...

Getting to Know (Jewish) Natchez

Last week, I was on the road with TENT, a week-long traveling seminar on culture, history, and social justice for ...