At the advice of his rabbis, the banned Zoo-Rabbi Nosson Slifkin has removed the Controversy section of his website:
After consultation with my Rabbonim, I have taken down this section of my website in an attempt to bring closure to this issue. If closure is not achieved (i.e., if there are further attacks against me or my works), I will have no choice but to reinstate it.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who wrote in with messages of support. I will endeavor to reply to every letter received, but please note that due to the flood of e-mails being received lately, I cannot guarantee that this will be prompt.
This is not particularly surprising. Because of the intransigence of Rabbi Elyashiv, Rabbi Dovid Feinstein, Rabbi Elya Ber Wachtofel and the other signers of the ban, the logical next step (in fact, the only remaining step) would have been for those unnamed 'gedolim' who support Rabbi Slifkin to finally get out from under their mothers' skirts and stand up like men. But because cowardice reigns in Gedolim-land, the Rabbi Hershal Schachter's, Yisroel Belsky's and Mordechai Willig's of this world continue to cower, knowing full well that Rabbis Elyashiv, Feinstein and Wachtofel are wrong but lacking the stones, as the Brits say, to do anything about it.
So, what should you do when your only choice as a Jew is between rabbis who are thugs and rabbis who are cowards?
This is the real choice facing all of us today. If our answer is to leave Orthodoxy en masse – and this choice looms greater for many each day – the blame should be spread evenly, between the Bullies of Bnei Brak and the 'Jewish leaders' who did not answer the call to resist them.
Cowardice in the face of tyranny is a sin.