Letter to Boston Globe regarding Jackson's "Biblical Advice" article

From William A. Percy
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Jackson's "Biblical Advice" (Globe, Friday November 24) didn't go far enough. The Jewish Scriptures admonish that neither son nor daughter of Israel shall be a Kadesh (Temple prostitute, DEUT. 23:18, I KNGS 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, II KNGS 23:7, JOB 36:14). Shame on an Observant Jew like Lieberman sharing the ticket with a man who prostituted himself in a Buddhist Temple in California and who had a Daley contest ballot counts, when his father stuffed the boxes in Chicago to elect J.F.K.-"I the Lord… visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children onto the third and fourth generations" (EXODES 20:5). He might have added the statement attributed to Jesus "…but I say unto you, that … whosoever shall say to his brother, Racha, shall be in danger of the council…"(which might be best translated as "faggot" Matthew 5:22).

William A. Percy III
Professor of History
U-Mass Boston

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