British Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sachs on Monday clarified that he meant no criticism of Steve Jobs or Apple, responding to a JPost.com article
Sunday that quoted him lamenting that "consumer society was laid down by the late Steve Jobs coming down the mountain with two tablets, iPad 1 and iPad 2."
The chief rabbi "meant no criticism of either Steve Jobs personally or the contribution Apple has made to the development of technology in the 21st century," Sach's director of communications and programming said in a statement to JPost.com. "He admires both and indeed uses an iPhone and an iPad on a daily basis.""The chief rabbi was simply pointing out the potential dangers of consumerism when taken too far," the statement added.