Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Getting Rich on Religion

The Jewish Standard:

Dear Rabbi,
I read about rabbis in Israel who offer cures, amulets, talismans and the like to their followers. They attend their followers' family events and give advice to businessmen. The rabbis receive fees for these services, and sometimes they are given lavish donations. Some of these rabbis have become quite rich; some are multimillionaires. Forbes has published a list of the richest Israeli rabbis. I personally think these guys are despicable con men who use religion to prey on vulnerable people in need of help. Shouldn't we do something to stop these people?

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Kol Tuv,

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