Cruel Act

Cruel Act

In his Opinion article “The Sacrifice of Isaac: A Father’s Ignoble Act” (Sept. 30), Isaac Herschkopf is right on target. And, by extension, the painful cutting of an eight-day-old helpless baby boy is cowardly and cruel. My grandson was still writhing in my arms 20 minutes after they gave him the wine to “dull” the pain. And I was surrounded by a dozen men all congratulating the father and myself as if we had done something noble.

Chappaqua, N.Y.

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