My recent Am Echad Resources essay “Bernie, Sully and Me” (posted here) has generated substantial criticism from many readers, including people whose opinions I deeply respect. I have come to the conclusion that there were errors in both the content and tone of the essay, for which I apologize.
My main goal in publishing these essays is to help people understand eternal Jewish truths. Unfortunately, here I chose unsuitable examples for the concepts I sought to impart, failing to accomplish that goal and offending many people in the process.
I am grateful, as always, for the constructive comments and feedback I received from my readership, whose confidence I hope to retain going forward.
Chag kasher visame’ach,
Rabbi Avi Shafran
Director of Public Affairs
Agudath Israel of America