FailedMessiah reports today that two comments attributed to Rabbi Morris Allen, the Minnesota rabbi behind the Conservative movement’s Hekhsher Tzedek project, originated in the office of 5WPR, the public relations firm hired to help kosher meat producer Agriprocessors cope with the fallout from the May 12 raid. We’re still seeking comment from 5W.
Shira Dicker, a publicist working with Allen, sends us this email:
In a bizarre effort to discredit the efforts of Rabbi Morris Allen, the founder and spiritual force behind Hekhsher Tzedek – the new ethical certification of the Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – staffers from 5W Public Relations wrote phony comments in his name on the website www.failedmessiah.com.
Hekhsher Tzedek is pursuing legal action in this matter.