What is remarkable is that the article below reveals that the Goodmans moved to Las Vegas so that Oscar could work as the lawyer for Murder Incorporated’s Meyer Lansky, the most notorious Jewish mobster of the Twentieth Century. Moreover, it mentions that he was introduced to the gang by none other than the late Jewish Senator Arlen Specter, who at the time was a Philadelphia prosecutor and asked Goodman to take two mobsters accused of murder out to dinner. The article makes no effort to justify or rationalize this bizarre request. Maybe the Jewish author just assumes that the Jewish readers will understand that Goodman was being a mensch.
If you are wondering why it is okay for Specter, Goodman, and his wife to be so chummy with Jewish murderers and mob bosses, don’t expect the article to explain, because it doesn’t. But it does mention that Mrs. Goodman has been deeply involved in the Las Vegas Jewish community for over 50 years and would like to “make aliyah” if it weren’t for the fact her children live in Nevada. And most of all, her husband, Meyer Lansky’s lawyer, “is really a very good Jew and very religious and very loyal to it.” And that’s want really matters, isn’t it.