Jewish Standard

N.J. Newspaper Controversy Pits Gays Against Orthodox

Standard’s publishing and about-face of same-sex wedding announcement sparks battle on diversity and inclusion.

10/05/2010
Staff Writer

The decision by a major New Jersey Jewish newspaper to include the wedding announcement of two men in its “Lifecycle” section (and then to apologize, and reverse policy soon after) is fueling a debate about the role of Jewish newspapers in the communities they cover.

Justin Rosen, left, and Avi Smolen. New Jersey Jewish Standard

N.J. Jewish Paper Stopping Same-sex Announcements

10/05/2010

(JTA) -- A Jewish newspaper in New Jersey said its first same-sex engagement announcement will be its last one.

The decision by the Jewish Standard was announced in a statement that came a week after the newspaper published its first same-sex announcement.

The newspaper did not expect the large volume of comments it received both against and in favor of publishing such announcements, the statement said.

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