Amidst the pain and self-reflection being experienced by the Jewish
community in the face of the “Sauna Silence,” I would like to take a moment to
acknowledge the courage and steadfastness of Yehuda Kurtzer, who brought this
issue out from darkness to the light of open discussion (“With Sauna ‘Secret’ Out, Riverdale Shul Faces Tough Choices,” June 5).
The recent articles about Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt (June 5, June 12) are another reminder of the long and impressive history of editor Gary Rosenblatt and his reporters in examining sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct in Jewish institutions, organizations and communities. No doubt this courageous editor, his staff, and the newspaper have paid a price for their crucial work — in terms of attacks and subscription cancellations.
Gary Rosenblatt is correct that now is the time to support Jewish unity, as he wrote in “Promoting Disunity,” Editorial, June 5. But the rest of his screed directed against JCCWatch.org is just more disinformation.
I was taken aback at Gary Rosenblatt’s column, “No Way To Treat An Ally,” June 19.
I understand that “Between the Lines” is an
opinion piece. Nevertheless, Rosenblatt sounded more like a publicist for
Oren than an independent journalist. I think that it would have been only
fair to the paper’s readers to point out there are many individuals who have
challenged Oren’s version of events.