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"While I did not anticipate the ban by Amazon," Hoffman said, "which in the past has had a well-deserved reputation as a bastion of freedom of the press, fierce opposition to 'Judaism Discovered' was of course expected. Mr. Zapolsky's Aug. 3 communication was so partisan it was akin to a hazmana from a Beit din. It seems that when Judasm is radically challenged, there are no limits to the tribal solidarity that coalesces to fight threats to its immunity, a an immunity not enjoyed by Christianity or Islam. "
It is not truthful to claim that I am in an "ongoing dispute" with this rabbi. The rabbi has not contacted me regarding any such "dispute." This writer is in an ongoing dispute with Amazon.com and Amazon.com has told me that they will never allow "Judaism Discovered" to be sold until the rabbi in question approves it. I guess that is why they feel justified in terming the ban on my book "temporary."
Originally posted by Beelzebubba
Will Hoffman disappear down what he calls, "The Orwellian Memory Hole?"
[edit on 14/8/2008 by Beelzebubba]
Well, lets hope so.
As a private entity, Amazon.com is free to carry or not carry whatever they would like.
I would like to see more information about the claims regarding the Rabbi. If Amazon is making a decision based on the books content, I applaud them and support their decision. If they are kowtowing to a single religious figure and if that individuals opposition is their sole reason for the banning, that would be disconcerting.