Letter to the New Jersey Jewish Standard
To the editor:
I read with dismay the NJ Jewish Standard's decision to not to run announcements of smachot for Same Sex couples in the future, given a sizable backlash for doing so in a past issue. We are a larger Jewish community than any one segment's approach. I sometimes encounter Jewish news and events with which I disagree. But I do not deny their place in the wider Jewish community. I write letters when I disagree with certain opinions. That's fair. But denying a segment of the Jewish community a presence, a name - and an opportunity to share a Simcha - in a communal paper is discrimination and capitulation to threat. I ask you to reconsider your decision.
Rabbi Menachem Creditor
Congregation Netivot Shalom