Last week’s front page of the 5 Towns Jewish Times featured a photograph that communicated a terrible damaging message and for that I categorically and unequivocally apologize to our readers personally and to the community at large.
We emphatically condemn all violence regardless of its motivation and feel that the assault on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. will be recorded in history as a dark day for our country.
The photo that so many found troubling and even disturbing was not intended to G-d forbid, glorify or even minimally condone that type of message. There is no place for violence in our society under any circumstances and we pray that events of last week will be a catalyst to bring the people of our country together so that we can eventually speak in one voice and even debate our political and philosophical differences in a civil and peaceful manner.
At the end of the day even though many people contribute to making this newspaper possible on a weekly basis, an error in judgment like this is my exclusive responsibility. To the extent that you were offended I reiterate my apologies and will endeavor that we are more sensitive and careful and that a situation like this is never repeated.
The 5TJT looks forward to serving the community at our high journalistic standard as we have done for the last 21-years and as a source of information for our very diverse Jewish communities. We thank you for the trust you have shown in us and we will always strive to never let you down.
Publisher and Editor