April 7, 2005

by Reb Yudel
JTS Gives Up on Getting Good Press

That's my take-away from this Jewish Week article noting the 20th anniversary of the first female Conservative rabbi:
The spokeswoman at JTS seemed a bit on edge. “How do I know who this is?” she demanded. “I’m not familiar with your byline.”
Also noteworthy: The revial of the JTS non-egalitarian minyan, and the second JTS musmekhet to be hired by a 500-member congregation. TrackBack

Press gal's reply seemed prety appropriate to me -- after all, they just got punk'd; why wouldn't they be on edge? My amazement in doing this for 20 years is that newsmakers and spokespeople will answer a call from just about anybody purporting to be a journalist and start spewing. (I also remember back at the JTA getting punk'd by a series of "journalists" who I'm now convinced were Mordecai Levy or one of his followers.)

Posted by: andy at April 8, 2005 11:17 AM
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