Letters 10/24

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‘The real thing’

Loud applause for David Holzel and WJW for the long and detailed article (“Messianic challenge,” Sept. 26) about Jews for Jesus and similar movements. It provided a lot of background information needed to understand why Jews can’t simply shrug and choose to ignore “those people.” If there are Jewish souls out there so famished for community and intimate friendships that they become enamored of these pale substitutes, it is, indeed, a challenge for us — to raise our game. We need to reach back and get closer to the rich core of our tradition — and convey our pride and joy in it. As the song says, “There’s nothing like the real thing, baby.”


We have to say it, mean it, and live it.

JUDD KESSLER Bethesda

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