A Controversial Gift

Odds And Ends

In Greece, the Larissa Voukefalas soccer club received a bail-out as well, not from the European Union, but from “Madam Soula,” a 67-year old former prostitute and owner of two luxury brothels.  It is difficult to determine whether the resultant controversy was due to an aversion to prostitution – legal in Greece – or to the bubble-gum pink training suits the players are now required to wear.  To what extent the generosity of a prostitute can be accepted was an issue addressed by Rabbi Abraham, son of Maimonides who ruled that a donation of a synagogue ark curtain by a local woman could be accepted in that the source of the money might have come from an inheritance or found property.


Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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