Claims against RS613 in Yid Parenting & Five Towns Jewish Times
Dear Rabbi Ross,
As I am one of the individuals who helped the author prepare the Risk vs Reward presentation published on Rodef Shalom 613 (https://www.rodefshalom613.org), it was quite disturbing to read your claims against our work in your second post about vaccines, Vaccinations – The Rebuttal, published on your blog, Yid Parenting, (http://www.yidparenting.com/blog/archives/06-2019), and even more disturbing to see it reposted in the Five Towns Jewish Times (http://www.5tjt.com/one-more-shot-at-vaccine-awareness/). I’m not sure why you thought it was
permissible to denigrate our work without, at the very least, first emailing us for clarification.
After being apprised of your blog post, the author emailed you and asked to meet with you to review the points with which you had difficulty; he said that he would gladly make any corrections to the presentation if needed. While initially receptive, you ultimately refused to meet with him saying: “I am not planning on revisiting this subject, and I made my feelings very clear. I’m pretty confident neither of us will change the other’s mind.”
Rabbi Ross, this is not about feelings, this is about fact. We are not interested in changing your mind. However, you made some very serious allegations against us which are demonstrably wrong so we are obliged to set the record straight about Rodef Shalom 613, preserve our integrity, and clarify the issues for future readers. As such, the following are our answers to your claims.