Therefore, I would like to publicly ask forgiveness from this blog's readership. I will not post excuses...just apologies.
If you sent me email and I didn't reply, or didn't get back to you in a timely fashion -- I apologize.
If you sent me a story and I didn't publish it or worse, didn't acknowledge that you had sent me the story -- I'm sorry.
If you requested help from me and I wasn't able to provide it -- I'm sorry.
I apologize if I posted without the proper attribution, or without a source at all.
I apologize for not posting as often as I would have liked to over the past few months -- yet I hope to make more of an effort in the coming weeks.
However, most importantly, I apologize for posting a particular post of a photo showing the burning of DovBear's parsha book.
Obviously, I wasn't advocating the burning of his book. Since it bothered him tremendously, DovBear asked me privately to remove the post. Instead of honoring his request, my hubris kept me from removing it, and I continued to debate the legitimacy of the post.
The issue is not whether or not the post should have remained, but that he privately requested that I remove it, and I did not. Other mutual friends of ours requested that I remove it, and I did not remove the post. For this, I am sorry and I should have known better.
Therefore, I publicly ask DovBear's forgiveness, and hope that in the future, if someone finds a post so offensive that they ask that I remove it, that I exercise better judgement.
Wishing the Muqata readership a meaningful Yom Kippur fast, and may the Nation of Israel merit compassionate judgement and forgiveness.
Jameel @ The Muqata
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