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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2012, 10:32:32 AM »
Thanks a lot. Emailing out the name.

FYI...recall that Tom Brokaw is a long-time news anchor on NBC.

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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2012, 10:33:52 AM »
There are numerous points to the contrary in Pirkei Avot:

אם אין תורה, אין קמח
לא תעשם עטרה להתגדל בהם, ולא קורדום לחפור בהם
ודישתמש בתגא חלף
כל המבטל את התורה מעושר, סופו לבטלה מעוני

While I know we're talking about medicine and not Torah, the values are universal and they express how money is only a means and should be viewed in that context when prioritizing.
My point was just that it might not be respect for the money, but quest, which is more legitimate IMHO.

take a look at a map of their campus and see if you recognize any names.
great idea!
FYI...recall that Tom Brokaw is a long-time news anchor on NBC.
Yeah I saw that too.
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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2012, 10:40:01 AM »
My point was just that it might not be respect for the money, but quest, which is more legitimate IMHO.

Donors bring money to a hospital, I agree with that. But they don't necessarily know anything about medicine.

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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2012, 10:43:20 AM »
Donors bring money to a hospital, I agree with that. But they don't necessarily know anything about medicine.
So making someone a trustee might be in hope of getting donations from him or his friends, or as incentive for other donors.
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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2012, 10:45:17 AM »
So making someone a trustee might be in hope of getting donations from him or his friends, or as incentive for other donors.

And having just donors on a board will mean medical decisions (like where to allocate resources) will mean those decisions won't get the medical perspective they require.

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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2012, 10:46:41 AM »
And having just donors on a board will mean medical decisions (like where to allocate resources) will mean those decisions won't get the medical perspective they require.
True.
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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2012, 10:47:20 AM »
True.

Well, that was my original point, glad I was able to clarify it.

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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2012, 10:54:16 AM »
Thanks David - we have the appointment.
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Re: Jack Leventhal - is he Jewish?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2012, 11:59:23 AM »
Thanks David - we have the appointment.

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