רבן שמעון בן גמליאל אומר אין עושין נפשות לצדיקים דבריהם הן הן זכרונן
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Setting aside the basic question of censorship, the arrogance here is stunning. "We get to decide, because we say so, and we expect you to listen, because we can do some heavy-duty name-dropping."
I agree. It also seems highly stupid, since it doesn't seem to be the way to effectively and persuasively communicate with people, especially when you want something from them.
Agreed! The correspondence continued with a personal handwritten note from Vera Weitzman which I think eventually convinced Weltsch to give it up on condition that they not be published. Not sure if they were in the end as I know little about Weitzman.
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