26 Billion Bucks — Subsidies Free Up Cash for Jewish State
By Josh Nathan-Kazis
March 31, 2014
How can Jewish charities afford to spend so much money on Israel?
It doesn’t hurt that federal, state and local governments in the United States spend billions subsidizing many of the other things the charities do.
Israel-related not-for-profit organizations get more contributions than any other type of Jewish agency, as the Forward reported last week. Now, new data from the Forward’s ongoing investigation into the finances of 3,600 Jewish tax-exempt groups show that donors alone don’t come close to paying for today’s sprawling charitable apparatus.
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