Letter to Rep. Ackerman from Rabbi Avi Weiss

January 23, 1996

Rep. Gary Ackerman
22343 Rayburn Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Ackerman,

I am deeply distressed that a letter signed by the presidents of the four streams of Judaism on behalf of Jonathan Pollard has been treated so lightly by the White House. A response of "looking forward to hearing from you on other matters" is frankly insulting. I think it's important the White House understand how deeply distressed my community is about this.

I have attached a letter I have sent to Ms. Brophy.


Rabbi Avi Weiss
National President, AMCHA

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