Lamm’s Honesty

Lamm’s Honesty

I hope everyone has read Rabbi Norman Lamm’s entire letter [of his resignation as chancellor and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva University]. It is an incomparable
example of honesty and humility, as well as a prescription for all of us to

Rather than criticize him for a mistake in judgment made in good
faith at a very different time, we should all take pride in his ability and
willingness to admit he erred. Then we should look at the recipe he gives
us for how we should all behave. His leadership as rabbi, teacher, president
of YU and foremost spokesman for Modern Orthodoxy, is something we should all
appreciate and emulate.


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