If there was ever a doubt that capitalism has transformed China, consider the story picked up by the British Daily Telegraph from Shenzten TV in the province of Guangdon in June 2011. A seventeen-year-old Chinese boy, identified only by the name Zheng, suffered complications from surgery. His medical difficulties compelled him to confess that he had sold one of kidneys for an amount of money that would allow him to purchase a new iPad 2. More than the question of how far anyone should be willing to go in order to fulfill a goal is the question of what goal is most worth pursuing. No doubt there are times when people would do well to put themselves at physical risk for a noble cause. It is doubtful, however, that acquiring a small computer would be counted as one.
Rabbi Wayne Allen
After being graduated from New York University with a B.A. in philosophy and Phi Beta Kappa, Rabbi Allen attended the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he earned a Masters degree in Rabbinics and went on to receive rabbinic ordination. He has served as a congregational rabbi for almost 34 years, taking on postings in New York City, Los Angeles, and Toronto.