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A procession for a new Torah stops at the home of a rabbi where five people were stabbed the night before Dec. 29, 2019 The Journal News

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I read with great interest the Jan. 12 article "Honoring the Torah." Congratulations to all those dedicated participants who read one page of the Torah each day for 7½ years. However, I did notice some inaccuracies in the article.

It stated that Einstein, shortly before his death, stated without hesitation, "I would have read the Talmud," if I could live my life over. Einstein never stated this and it is not documented in any valid publication that he did make this statement. 

Also, the article states that reading one page for 7½ years,  "Is an achievement unparalleled by any other people, religion, or culture on the face of the earth." That statement is an insult to the many other cultures and religions who have also achieved just as much, if not more.

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Also, the percentage of Jewish Nobel Prize winners was overstated. The correct percentage is 18%, not 23%.

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Finally, the article belittled other faiths by saying, "While many Americans stayed home to nurse hangovers, sleep deprivation, and post-party blues, the inspired Jews gathered to revel in their achievement on that New Year's Day.

Once again, congratulations to this achievement;  however, let us remember all the other hard-working Americans who have also had great endeavors.

Byron Mills

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