Like All Other Nation


With regard to the proposal of electing a “moderate chief rabbi … to help move toward gradual change in policies and procedures” (“Anticipating A New Israeli Chief Rabbi,” May 5), Israel is subscribing to the concept of n’hiyeh k’chol hagoyim, let us be as all the other nations.  Let the State of Israel be like the Greeks in the time of the Macabees, like the Persians in the time of Esther, like the Romans in the time of Rabbi Akiva, like the people in the time of the Spanish Inquisition.  The State now seems to be trying, God forbid, to destroy Judaism from within, just like all the other nations.

Leah Lando
Lakewood, N.J.

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