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Don’t pass judgment

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In answer to Mel Wright (Readers' Forum, Sept. 9): "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." I am not Jewish by religion, but I have the rare privilege to be employed as the assistant to the director of Religious School and Youth Department at Congregation Kol Ami. As such, I have sat by the side of Rabbi Tracee Rosen in meetings where she has taught.

To say I am in awe of her doesn't begin to describe my feelings. She teaches, she really teaches! And what she says applies to all who are in the room directly and individually. I have been inspired and motivated. And, yes, I feel the spirit as she speaks.

In a scripture that is not Torah, we are taught that when we speak with the "tongues of men and angels and have not love, we have become as sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal." My heart aches for us when we judge others without love. Perhaps that is the only real sin of which we are truly capable.

Janice M. Weinheimer

South Jordan