ADL responded appropriately (Sept. 17) to Mr. John Rothschild’s letter (“Blatant discrimination,” Sept. 3), which advocated disruption of its organization. Rothschild’s approach is certainly not a way to “win friends and influence people.”
Needless to say, Mr. Rothschild is unaware of the potential religious conflicts in this country, and the “clash of civilizations” on the international scene.
Rothschild should have suggested that the ADL and the American Jewish Committee pool their resources to monitor and combat prejudice, barbarity and current levels of anti-Semitism now prevalent throughout the world.
Vehemently, I disagreed with the tone in which Rothschild’s letter was submitted because it was my impression if Rothschild received numerous followers, havoc may have spread like a contagion within the local Jewish community and elsewhere.
Reason has overcome a potential spontaneous combustion of misguided emotions.
Now the basic teaching of Jewish historian Ellis Rivkin, the unity principle, has prevailed.