The Rabbinical Alliance of America/Igud HaRabbonim has issued a statement calling on the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to immediately remove ads for a New York City museum whose name cannot be published in this newspaper.

“These ads are offensive, shameful, and disrespectful,” said Rabbi Yaakov Klass, a RAA presidium member and Torah Editor of the Jewish Press.

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Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, executive vice president of the RAA, added, “These ads are displayed on buses that children take to school.…These ads sensationalize the sacred, taking the most private aspects of life into the public arena in ways that citizens cannot avoid.

“If New York City is to be a safe place for families to raise children,” he said, “the MTA must take community standards into account when approving advertisements.”

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