Jewish leadership needs guts
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Jewish leadership needs guts

I was born in 1947 in Bergen-Belsen. I hated Joe McCarthy because his hearings pre-empted Howdy Dowdy. But I can remember my mother, a Holocaust survivor, coming home from her job as a masseuse at the Paterson Y, in disbelief that American Jews could not see, or perhaps admit, that the Rosenberg trial was obviously anti-Semitic. I have unending admiration for Miriam Moskowitz’s strength, resilience, insight, and very productive life (“Out of the McCarthy maelstrom,” Aug. 24). I think Jewish leadership has learned a lot from its timidity during the Holocaust, but still lacks the guts to refuse the leadership of misguided billionaires.

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