If you had $50,000 — or $500,000 — to distribute to tzedakah, would you entrust it to an individual on nothing but his say-so that it would be used to maximum benefit? If you did, would you then do so again and again?
It wasn’t just that the late Chaim Goldberg of Jerusalem won the trust of benefactors. He convinced them that he was the vehicle for the best tzedakah deal they could get. That’s why millions of dollars went through the hands of this man who had one partner in his work, but beyond that, no organization, no stationary, no overhead, no board of directors, no overseer, no staff, no application process, not even a fixed agenda.