A “news” item in our Purim Spoof section (“The Jewish Weak,” March 2) was about “a legendary restaurateur of the New York kosher food scene” and an organizer of Passover programs, references to Joseph Allaham. The piece was intended as parody; some may have read it, falsely, as accusing him of unethical business practices. As a Purim Spoof, there were no facts on which to base an accusation and no such accusation was intended. We apologize to Mr. Allaham and his family for any harm or embarrassment that the article caused him.