Rabbinical Council of America Calls on President Clinton to Free Jonathan Pollard

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August 25, 1994

President Bill Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

As President and Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Council of America, we are anxious in this pre-High Holy Day season to reaffirm the commitment of our approximately one thousand members, and the close to one million Jews whom they serve to the commutation of Jonathan Pollard's sentence to time served.

Mr. President, we have communicated with you on this subject in the past and we plead with you now, in this period of repentance and introspection, to allow your noble instincts to bring you to a compassionate and fair conclusion that this man, having sinned against our country, has nevertheless suffered enough through his years in prison.

You, Sir, have stated publicly, on television, that you believe in he God of a second chance. So do we. May you avail yourself of a second chance and, at the same time, give Jonathan Pollard the same second chance.


Rabbi Steven M. Dworken
Executive Vice President


Rabbi Louis Bernstein