Matisyahu released his statement: http://matisyahuworld.com/news/detail/note_from_matisyahu/
A few thoughts:
- I wish Matisyahu, all the best in his personal journey - no matter where it takes him, if I agree with him or not.
- I make no judgments as to his motivations or other personal actions he takes in his life.
- I think Matisyahu's action, whatever the motivation, failed to take into account the ramification on his own life, that of his family, and those who look up to him - like it or not, he came to represent something beyond whatever he assumes himself to be.