The Jewish Week’s sincere apologies for posting and publishing the tasteless column on Tim Tebow by Rabbi Hammerman are all well and good but virtually useless. The rabbinic story tells us that careless words are like feathers scattered in the wind — impossible to re-collect.
Apologizing is clearly inadequate. Just imagine what you would do if a non-Jew had written the same column — only substitute “Jew” for “Christian” in the piece. Would you ever invite that person back? Hardly.
Rabbi Hammerman criticizes others who are “certain” of their views. He should take a break from penning columns and take a good, long look in the mirror. That’s for certain.