Tag Archives: Jews

A fine apology from the March for Racial Justice

SorryWatch exists because good apologies are hard. When human beings are challenged on our behavior, we often react with defensiveness. We may obfuscate a bit. We may make excuses. And this is natural. No one wants to feel uncomfortable; it’s … Continue reading

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Seasonal meditations on apologies and forgiveness

Over at Tablet Magazine (where snarly is a columnist) there is a delightful comic about all the different apologies the artist owes for long-ago incidents. It’s funny and also sad.

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sorry you hate freedom, whiny readers!

As you may have heard, a romance novel between a Jewish prisoner and an SS Commander, set in a concentration camp during World War II, is stirring up some mishegas. It came to a head when an author and critic, Sarah Wendell … Continue reading

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Didn’t exactly mean it about the genocide

Let’s start with the apology: I wish to express deep regret and beg forgiveness for an article I authored which was posted on 5TJT.com, Times of Israel and was tweeted and shared the world over. I never intended to call … Continue reading

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Gary Oldman’s apology

Like the Anti-Defamation League, we agree that Gary Oldman’s apology for his anti-Semitic remarks in Playboy was insufficient. 

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Henry Ford’s apology to the Jews

Most of us Hebraic types know that carmaker Henry Ford was not our biggest fan. He published dozens of booklets and newspaper articles about The Jewish Menace. But then he apologized! Please read this statement he released in 1927, reprinted at the … Continue reading

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On breakups, anger, trans-phobia and publishing

On Monday, the Jewish parenting blog Kveller published a piece by writer Christine Benvenuto about the strain of living in the same town as her ex. (You may be able to see it in Google’s cache, which is sort of … Continue reading

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