life sentence for espionage has been meted out only to those who have committed such treason against the United States for the benefit of one of our sworn enemies. Jonathan, wrongly, disclosed secret information to one of the United States' most trusted allies. He has already more than served the time of a sentence imposed upon such offenders.
Our patriarch, Abraham, dared to argue with God over the fate of the wicked city of Sodom, contending that it would be "wrong for You to do such a thing" - to lump the righteous with the wicked in a wholesale fashion. Mr. President, we feel it is wrong for American justice to treat Jonathan Pollard, a contrite offender, as you would those who have committed high treason against our nation. We urge that you seek to right this wrong.
We thank you for your consideration.
(signed) Rabbi Eric Yoffie
Union of American Hebrew Congregations
(signed) Raphael B. Butler
Executive Vice President
See also: Reform and Orthodox Groups Unite On Pollard