About samjaffe

Sam Jaffe is a business consultant in the field of renewable energy and is co-author with Rabbi Levi Brackman of "Jewish Wisdom for Business Success" (Amacom, September 2008).

Was Karl Marx Really Jewish?

By October 17, 2008

If there was any Jew whose legacy confuses us, it’s Karl Marx. On the one hand, his thoughts led to the largest political movement in history and changed the world. How’s that for a nice young Jewish boy from Trier? … Read More

Re-examining The Taint of Jewish Money-Lending

By October 16, 2008

I’ll never forget how furious I was with my Shakespeare professor in my senior year of college. He had just delivered a lecture that defended the bard in regards to the portrayal of the Jew Shylock. Yes, he admitted, Shylock … Read More

What My Book Can Teach Ahmadinejad About Jews and Wall Street

By October 15, 2008

The vultures are gathering. In the midst of the carnage of the financial meltdown, the anti-semites are starting to circle. Everyone’s favorite carrion-picker, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, announced to the U.N. General Assembly that "aggressors" who hide behind their "financial, … Read More

How the Torah Gave Me the Name for My Energy Business

By October 14, 2008

A good name tells a story and identifies the named in some memorable way. And I needed one. Fast. It was late in the evening one night this past May. I was going to my lawyer’s office the next day … Read More

The Five Myths of Jews and Money

By October 14, 2008

I’ve been collecting data regarding Jews and money for the purposes of marketing our book, Jewish Wisdom for Business Success. When talking in the press about Jewish success in business, I want to make sure I stand on firm empirical … Read More

Bringing Kima into My Life

By October 13, 2008

I spent some part of this past Shabbat reading Maimonides. I came across mention of a letter written by his student and disciple, Rabbi Joseph ibn Aknin. In the letter, ibn Aknin attacks his Rabbi for convincing him to marry … Read More