I will not publicly discuss the recent scandal so as not to pour salt on wounds that are very open right now. I have, of course, discussed this with friends and rabbinic advisors. I have much to say but now is the time for my silence. If you feel the need to discuss it (within this blog’s commenting rules – link), please do so on last Friday’s post (link).
However, this blog is undergoing a change effective immediately:
This blog has, in the past, allowed anyone to comment under any alias. The only limitation is that, on rare occasions, I ban people who have seriously violated the commenting rules.
Effective immediately, commenting requires registration. This will not stop anonymous posting — nothing will — but will add a barrier. Pseudonyms are still allowed, for reasons that are clear in our tight-knit community.
I recognize that this may take some extra time initially. I ask that you please cooperate so that we can have a more productive conversation.