In response to:

Wise Man from the December 17, 1998 issue

To the Editors:

As I hope other readers will advise you, the founder of the Lubavitch Hassidic movement was not named “Schneur Schneerson,” as reported in Alan Ryan’s essay on Isaiah Berlin [NYR, December 17, 1998]. His name was Schneur Zalman.

Steven Aftergood
Project on Government Secrecy
Federation of American Scientists

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March 18, 1999