Letters | Dec. 9, 2020

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Which Jewish side are you on?

Regarding “Many Jews of Color and Diverse Jews are politically conservative” (Opinion, Nov. 26): Jews have never constituted a monolithic bloc. In the Bible, there was Moses and Korach, and the Northern Kingdom (Israel) and the Southern Kingdom (Judea). In the first century C.E., there were the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes and Zealots. The Arch of Titus in Rome commemorates the victories of Emperor Titus in the Jewish War of 70-71 C.E., in which Jerusalem was sacked and the riches of the Temple plundered. Titus’ second-in-command during the siege of Jerusalem was a Jew, Tiberius Julius Alexander.

JESSE H. WOHLBERG
Columbia


A trainer and a mensch

Regarding “This rabbi has faith in the power of physical fitness” (Nov. 26):
Justin Gedalia Walls is a terrific guy and an excellent trainer. He really wants to personalize a program to fit the client’s needs and ability. He was my trainer at the JCC, where I met him. He generously tipped me off to a special program for people with Parkinson’s disease, even though it meant losing me as a client.

ARNOLD HAMMER
Chevy Chase

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Yom Kippur lesson

Regarding “With her petition, student aims to teach AU a lesson about Yom Kippur” (Dec. 3): This is amazing. I hope we can copy it down the street at George Washington University.

JOEL TAUBMAN
The writer is a first-year law student at GW.


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