Thinly veiled anti-semitism in the guise of an "award". You should be ashamed, and Family deserves an apology and retraction.
I duly apologize for any part of this piece that you may have read as anti-semitic. I'm very sorry you read it as such because that was not my intention.
I meant the Orthodox distinction in the article merely as a statement of fact. I'm shocked and saddened by your accusation of anti-semitism; and used here, it feels like a word lobbed to stifle criticism rather than engage in dialogue.
Setting the accusation of anti-semitism to the side for a moment, if you read the rest of the "best of" issue, the categories are often invented and silly, many marked by sardonic humor. I do not wish to live in a society where one can't poke-fun at something, to question its pieties, including under the aegis of a "best of" distinction for an "award" in a category that I wholly invented. I hoped that this short, jokey critique/appreciation of Family would be read with a sense of humor, but I'm again sorry for any misinterpretations.
I respect many of the Harkham brothers ventures, and don't hate Family bookstore, in fact I love it enough to poke fun at it.
I would like to take this opportunity to correct an omission. Family is also owned and managed by David Kramer. I apologize for this omission.