Corruption. No transparency. Cover-ups.
This, tragically, is too often the reality in the world of Orthodox Jewish charitable organizations. While some tzedaka funds are well-run, honest, and transparent, others are unprincipled and untrustworthy… and sometimes even worse. (Remember when you gave to help someone get a desperately needed kidney transplant? Are you sure the patient even exists?)
Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt highlighted this issue in a twitter thread a couple of months ago, and Scott discussed this with her further in this interview. They also talked about her dual role as a journalist and a rebbetzin, the conflicts that are engendered by that dual role, the fine line between journalism and activism, and more.
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