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A Shanda

It’s really a shanda (shame) that ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel attack Orthodox Jews for not living up to their standards (“In Beit Shemesh, Modesty Wars,” Dec. 30). It’s not bad enough that millions of Muslims want to eradicate the world of Jews.
I can’t remember from my yeshiva days anywhere in the Torah or the Talmud where it says “thou shalt spit on and/or stone any Jew who does not dress or act to your liking” …  especially if they’re 8-year-old girls on their way to yeshiva.

Scarsdale, N.Y.
 

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