I awakened to read Rich Bernstein's email apology to me. He had not read the Post before our correspondence began; now he has. He understands that I did deny being "Jacob Levy" and that I do not know who he is, if he exists at all. I responded that of course I accepted his apology with the hope that we can work together toward make Jewish organizational life better.
Shortly thereafter I read Dan Brown's superb expose in today's ejewishphilanthropy that should be required reading for all those who are charged with responsibility for monitoring the expenditure of donors' funds in Israel -- that's UIA/JFNA and JAFI itself. Dan has analyzed what a failure to monitor might mean and just how, in the instance of MASA, a program of such promise is being abused.