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Jews Give It Up

Billionaires pledge their fortunes

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Seventeen new billionaires have pledged to donate at least half of their estates to charity (probably after being cornered by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates at a party). In the prior batch, we calculated, 19 of the 40 generous households were Jewish. Nearly half!

In this latest round, Jews include: Sydney Kimmel; Carl Icahn; Theodore Forstmann; Nicolas Berggruen; David and Barbara Green; and Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz (known in my house as “the other Facebook guy”). So 7 out of 17! 26 out of 57! Not bad at all, and good for them.

Zuckerberg and Icahn Join Buffett and Gates on Giving Pledge List [Dealbook]
Earlier: Generous Jews

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Dorothy Wachsstock says:

You can name 1000 Jewish millionaires that have decided to donate money to charitys but unless they include jewish is meaningless to be proud of these wealthy Jews.

350,000 Jewish families in New York Oity are under the poverty line but how many of the Jews named above will donate to any of them or jewish organizations that will use the money just for these Jewish people?

The majority of wealthy Jews usually donate to the inner city of minoritys. Someone should tell them charity begins with your own before you donate to other ethnics.

Even organizations that were funded to help immigrant Jews are now using the funds for other ethnics instead of giving money thought to be going to Jewish families..there are many Jewish families that should be getting them instead or change the name of the organization so that poor old man and women do not receive brochures with pictures of poor Jewish men and women that they think they are sending even $5.00 to help.

That is a rip off to our elderly poor.

It is often that we read of some rich Jew sending minoritys from High School to college, fully paid but rarely do we see them do the same to any of the poor young men and women in the Jewish High Schools.

Thus. we Jews who do not have the money to help as much are not as proud as the writer of our people with Jewish names donating money to other charitys while our own live in poverty.

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