Written by Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky
Following is a text version of a letter to JONAH endorsing the work of the organization dated March 15th, 2000 from the Rosh Yeshiva, in addition to the image of the original letter.
Mrs. Elaine Berk
Jersey City, NJ 07303
Dear Mrs. Berk,
It hurts me greatly to have to write on this subject, which unfortunately misleads many people. Anything that the Torah forbids, the human being is able to control. Many times, additional professional assistance is needed to control these deviations, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, and Rabbinic authorities.
To say that a person\\\\\\\'s genetic constitution prevents him from controlling these deviations is definitely wrong.
I am aware of the non-profit organization "Jonah", that helps our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters by directing them to the proper place to receive help.
If I can be of any assistance, please contact me.
Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky