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Submitted by Susan Browne (United States), Oct 19, 2007 at 11:19

Dear Harvey,

Thank you for your encouragement. Jewish skeptism of Christian motives is fully deserved, but this time - I think we finally have got it right. Rumbling in the souls of many Christians is the horror of the Christian apathy or even tacit complicity in the holocast ... how can that blot ever be removed?

Christians, historically have operated with the confidence enjoyed by the overwhelming majority. Jews, have learned to navigate the world by the skill and finesse of an embattled minority. Now the Christians seek to abandon their priviledge to join forces under the direction of the minority for the sake of the Jews and the protection of (G-d's one bequested piece of Earth), Israel. How can we reconcile these two approaches to succeed and still not violate Torah?

Christians are not schooled in Talmudic discourse - characterized by respectful disagreement and dialog over differing view points. To unravel the complexity of the Middle East - many minds are necessary. The US policy in the last few years are ample proof that might without finesse can cause as many problems as they solve.

Proselytize Jews? - God Forbid! The uniqueness and greatness of the Jewish people is a light to the world and brings glory to G-d. 20% of the Nobel Prizes Laureates were Jews - 44% in Physics, 49% in Medicine - in the world whose total population is <1% Jewish.

Rather it is for the Christians to study Talmud, learn the Midrash, and do Mitzvah's - then it might be said of us that we too fed our enemies, as the Jews have done in Israel, we too have nursed our killers as they have done in hospitals throughout Israel.

We don't need to convert your young people we need them bar-mitzvah'd, yamalked, and tallit'd, worshipping and living up the Hashems' standards with the dedication, commitment and sacrifice which we have never known, and might not ever be capable of - we can only ask that you give us ONE MORE CHANCE. Maybe this time - we can get it right!

Shalom,

Susan Browne

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