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Mr. Klinghoffer, I just do not understand what you are trying to say.

In your Forward article, you suggested that Jack Abramoff should be left alone because the money he got through illegal means was given to charity–an idea that most would find to be at best morally and Jewishly troubling. Where does it say in the Jewish tradition that one can steal so long as you give the money to charity?

Yet, as I pointed out in my earlier post about Abramoff, the charity you mention–an Orthodox yeshiva–is precisely the way Abramoff laundered his money!

If using an Orthodox yeshiva to launder ill-begotten money does not embarrass you, then what does?

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