- Prominent Emory University law professor and Orthodox rabbi Michael Broyde allegedly used the fake identity of Rabbi Hershel Goldwasser to join the International Rabbinic Fellowship, allowing him to access its listserv and promote his own work.
- According to The Jewish Channel, which revealed the alleged false identity in a report by Steven I. Weiss, Broyde may have also submitted letters under the fake name to scholarly journals for several years.
- Emory University is investigating the allegations, and the International Rabbinic Fellowship issued a statement saying that Broyde has apologized for his actions.
From the article:
... Rabbi Yossi New of Congregation Beth Tefillah in Sandy Springs recently spoke with Broyde. He said it was not an easy time for his longtime friend and colleague.
“He is a wonderful man and a great scholar who made a mistake and has admitted it and apologized,” New said. “Part of the Jewish tradition and religious tradition is when people admit and apologize for mistakes and errors in judgment that they be given the opportunity to repent and heal. … Hopefully, he can repair the damage and restore the reputation he deserves.” ...