Thanks to Robert Wiener for “Under fire, Jersey City imam apologizes for anti-Semitic slurs,” (Dec. 28). The bigoted and volatile content of Sheikh Aymen Elkasaby’s sermon required an apology and a form of re-education that should be part of the training of clergy in every tradition. If salutary change is to be achieved, this process should involve the careful examination of the texts that lend themselves to such harmful rhetoric.
In the same issue, “Developing an app bridges cultural, geographic divide” by Johanna Ginsberg provides hope for the young generation with their positive use of the internet. May such endeavors be multiplied!
Seton Hall University