There are two ways the Jewish community can still enjoy Shlomo Carlebach while acknowledging his indiscretions and bettering our community.
NYPR said that both men had faced disciplinary actions for improper behavior several times in the past.
Jens Hoffmann was fired by the Jewish Museum following an investigation into accusations of sexual harassment made by Museum staff.
“It grieves me to learn that I caused any of my clerks to feel uncomfortable; this was never my intent,” he said. “For this I sincerely apologize.”
On December 7, an emotional Al Franken took to the Senate floor to announce that following allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denies in part, he’s resigning from his position as Minnesota’s junior senator. But Franken didn’t provide an exact date for his departure, triggering rumors about whether his decision to step down is, in fact, final.
“I don’t think it’s setting people up for sticking with getting to know what they personally want and need out of a relationship.”
The Jewish practice of teshuvah, or repentance, is about “return” to the right behavior, and it is the tool our society needs right now.
“No final decision has been made and the Senator is still talking with his family.”
If a collective trauma occurs in a community associated with a pioneering reformer, should that community still sing his music?
I can’t walk into any synagogue in the world without hearing songs written by the man who sexually assaulted my mother.