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To the Editor, Jewish Daily Bulletin:

I should like to comment on Mr. Daniel Frisch’s letter which appeared in your columns on Wednesday, October 24, entitled: “A Reply to Rabbi Wolsey.”

Rabbi Wolsey, who has served the Reform Jewish pulpit with distinction for thirty years, needs no defense at my hands. He is well able to take care of himself. But I do feel that Mr. Frisch’s attitude of intolerance is unbecoming and uncalled for. Whether we agree with Rabbi Wolsey’s views or not, we should recognize that he is a man of sincere and strong convictions and that he has the right to express his views frankly and freely. One of the troubles in Jewish life today, as I see it, is that we do not respect each other’s honest differences.

American Israel owes a debt of gratitude to leaders of the type of Rabbi Wolsey. Let us cultivate a spirit of appreciation and tolerance.

Rabbi William B. Schwartz.

Temple Israel,

Lawrence, New York,

Oct. 26, 1934.

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