Jonathan Authorizes Suit Against Conference of Presidents

To: Rabbi Avi Weiss
Date: November 4, 1997 B"H

3 Kislev 5758
From: Jonathan Pollard 09185-016
FCI Butner POB 1000
Butner North Carolina
USA 27509-1000

Dear Rabbi Weiss:

I hereby authorize you to represent me before the Rabbinic Councils of America's Beit Din in an action against the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.

It is my contention, Rabbi Weiss, that this group's unprincipled indifference towards me constitutes a refusal on its part to honor two of our most important mitzvoht, namely Pidyon Shvuyim and Pikuach Nefesh.

Since the Conference has been unwilling to address this matter, I have decided to sue the organization for the harm it has caused me. I can only hope that this action will finally compel the organization to act in a way that underscores our people's sense of compassion and accountability for each other.

As always,

Jonathan Pollard

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