Letters, May 1, 1972

The Bond That Unites

Sir / The bond that unites Jews is not all that mystical and metaphysical [April 10]. It stems from two basic lessons learned over the past 2,000 years: 1) persecution of the Jews has been constant, and while it has been dormant at times, it breaks out in the most unlikely places and at the most unlikely times, and 2) the world has become inured to it and reacts at best with indifference and at worst with approval.

These lessons have resulted in a concern for other Jews, wherever they may be. It carries over into fields that are...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!