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The Sorry List: 12 Noteworthy apologies from 5772

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NEW YORK (JTA) — With Yom Kippur around the corner and repentance season in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to recap some of the more interesting apologies that made news over the last year. (If we left any good ones out, we apologize.)

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.)

For skinny dipping in the Sea of Galilee during a congressional visit to Israel.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

 

For circulating unsubstantiated claims about casino magnate and Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson.

Peter Madoff

For helping deceive investors in his brother Bernie’s Ponzi scheme.

Yeshivah College of Melbourne, Australia

For not doing enough to stop sexual abuse in its midst.

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young

 

For launching into an anti-Semitic tirade at a New York hotel.

Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

 

For initially suspending funding for Planned Parenthood.

Andrew Adler, former owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times

 

For an opinion column in which he counted President Obama’s assassination as among Israel’s options in heading off a nuclear Iran.

The East End Madrassah, a Toronto Islamic school

For teaching students about "crafty" and "treacherous" Jews.

Tehmina Adaya, owner of the Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica, Calif.

For not being quicker to address charges that her hotel had discriminated against pro-Israel activists.
 

Texas state Rep. Larry Taylor

 

For saying "don’t try to Jew them down" during a public hearing.

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone

For being disparaging in a meeting with Jews.

Wodka Vodka

For putting up billboards with the slogan “Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing.”

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