Bernie Madoff and Ponzi Schemes

Must a charity return funds donated by a Ponzi scheme? If an investor who is working on behalf of a client gives that client’s money to charity, who can the client pursue to get his money back? Can he claim the money from the charity, or must he deal directly with the corrupt investor?

Based on the popular book Headlines: Halachic Debates of Current Events by Dovid Lichtenstein, this sourcesheet was adapted for teens by Shaya First. Formatted and edited by Rachel First. Includes the tzuras hadaf for the quoted Gemaras.

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