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On Proxy Baptism

 In reply to Jeff Brasfield’s letter (“On Mormon Proxy Baptism,” Sept.17), I’m sure Brasfield means well, but in asking why a Holocaust survivor would want to take away another’s “opportunity for Heavenly progression [i.e., posthumous Mormon baptism],” he is totally clueless.                        

Countless Jews over two millennia chose death over forcible conversion and died as martyrs, in sanctification of God’s name. They were killed simply because they were Jews.

There is no need for any Mormon or anyone else to save their souls; they are with God in the World to Come, and Jews everywhere remember them in prayer throughout the year.

Lynbrook, L.I.

 

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