November 19, 2011

'TIL THERE'S NOTHING LEFT:

An open letter to Christian leaders in Jerusalem (DAVID J. MICHAELS, 11/19/2011, Jerusalem Post)

I write with a request: for your forgiveness.

As a representative of the oldest Jewish communal organization - B'nai B'rith International, which includes members of many backgrounds in over 50 countries, including Israel, where we have been present in Jerusalem since 1888 - I feel obliged to express my revulsion over new reported incidents of spitting at Christian clergy in certain areas of the Holy City. I feel especially obliged to do so as an Orthodox Jew.

Though these acts are committed by a decided minority of young, ostensibly highly observant yeshiva students, the fact that many leaders and seminarians identifiable as Christian have experienced them compels me to ensure you know that Jews overwhelmingly find this behavior disgraceful and intolerable.

Posted by at November 19, 2011 5:47 PM
  

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