Regarding the program at Yeshiva University for Orthodox gays (Jan. 1) and the “chilul hashem” [desecration of God’s name] it might have caused, it seems to me that there are many more issues that deserve condemnation from rabbis at YU.
For instance, abuse of any kind: money laundering, tax evasion, Medicaid fraud, divorce, etc.
Why haven’t the rebbeim of YU and other organizations declared a “chilul hashem” for these situations? Every day we read of scandals from Lakewood to Brooklyn to Jerusalem committed by so-called “religious” Jews. Where is the leadership when it comes to these matters?
Jamaica Estates, Queens
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