Monday, August 10, 2020

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I cringed when I read the disclaimer that preceded Rabbi Steven Pruzansky’s piece (“The First Modern Orthodox Jew: Two Models,” November 21, 2019) this past week. Though I understand the Link included it out of sensitivity to its readers, I strongly believe that a community paper owes its readers no apology for publishing opinion pieces by communal leaders that are critical of communal policy or practice. Unapologetically speaking one’s mind is what makes one a communal leader, and publishing such pieces is what makes a communal paper worth reading.

Thank you for publishing the piece.

Yigal M. Gross