An Apology

Regarding my piece for the Washington Post on interfaith relationships: I am truly sorry I offended so many. It was never my intention to disrespect the Jewish faith or anyone who engages in Jewish customs, traditions or religious beliefs, and my editor and I spoke about that at length while putting the piece together. I realize now that I touched upon serious issues for Jewish people in America and worldwide, for which I sincerely apologize.

I think compassion and empathy are more important than ever in today’s world. This has been an eye-opening experience for me, and I will continue to work to educate myself further to be supportive and respectful of all people. I again offer a heartfelt apology.

Some have asked why I didn’t respond to the comments and Tweets and emails more quickly. I wanted to really think about what was being said. There was a lot to process and I want and need to honestly acknowledge the harm that had been done. Please know that I read your comments and I have and will continue to listen to them.

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