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Letter to the Editor

Jewish people should know better

I read something in the Jan. 14 edition of The Chronicle (“Poet attaches meaning, significance to events of everyday life”) that drives me crazy. It bothers me when Jewish people use the term “Old Testament” and that term was used in the article.

In my opinion, the term “Old Testament” was coined by non-Jews. I don’t believe Jews, not having a New Testament, should use the word “old” when referring to our Jewish Bible. We should use the words Bible, “our holy testament writings” or “our testament.”

Please, when you see or hear the reference to “old testament,” take the time to make the correction. Be proud of what Jewish people have given to the world. To learn more, go to jewsforjudaism.org.