This is something that manages to annoy me on several levels at once.
Aside from the basic article, the idea that madoff is Jewish, and therefore we'll blame the Jews for the current financial crisis is truly a lazy piece of self-victimsation. I don't think anyone gives a crap that he's Jewish, they care that he's a lying, dishonest, greedy piece of crap who thinks Pyramid schemes are the place to be.
Who cares if he's Jewish? Well, maybe al-Qaida and the BNP, perhaps even Jean-Marie le Pen, but that's about all.