In a nutshell, Bloggers, and others, made a lot of noise. The JTA apologized. That’s it. Finished.
Hungry for more, I again refer you to Esther K, “About That Email…” – JTA Posts Apology for Email Language.
update: Several hours later, the JTA’s President posted a response. This from Jewlicious, JTA President Elisa Spungen Bildner Responds.