More Impressive Company


I read with interest the article “Impressive Company” (Dec. 28).  However, the author made some factual errors. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is not the first Orthodox Jew in Congress. Congressman Hebert Tenzer (N.Y.) was my congressman as a young man growing up in the five towns. He also served as president of Congregation Beth Shalom and chair of the board of Governors of Yeshiva University. His stories of being Orthodox and being in Congress and dealing with presidents were inspiring and motivating. Also, while we all love Tamir Goodman, Dave Kufeld, captain of the Yeshiva University Maccabees, was drafted by Seattle and made it through trials. We were all very proud of him and his decision to pass on the pros because of Shabbos.

Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson

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