Holocaust survivors are not the only persons charged with making decisions for the Jewish people about how to use monies that will not be needed after they die.
Why are we talking about excess riches when there is no money to pay for survivors’ basic necessities like hearing aids, medication, dentures, and transportation?
While I endorse the concept of a Jewish People’s Fund that Singer proposes, I fear we have not yet discharged the responsibilities that we have toward the survivors that are still with us.
There are enormous and unacceptable shortfalls in social service funding, including long-term in-home health care that is essential to the dignity and health of survivors.
Today’s solution is not the solution for tomorrow. It is simply part of tomorrow’s foundation.
Sh’ma queried many people for innovative and creative ways to allocate a Jewish People’s Fund. You can read those visions and add your own.