The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

Your news­pa­per must have won­dered how it could soup up a medi­ocre ar­ti­cle about two al­leged fraud­sters (News, April 18).

Since they are both masons, you head­lined it “Ma­sonic pair ‘ran a six-year loans fraud’”. Why did you do that? Do you not know any­thing about ma­sonry? I am sure that the two vil­lains prob­a­bly be­long to the same shul; maybe the same golf club or any other so­ci­ety where peo­ple meet. So why im­ply that ma­sonry had any part to play in their deal­ings?

Ma­sonry has a huge Jewish mem­ber­ship as the work in­volved is based on the Old Tes­ta­ment and is founded on the high­est prin­ci­ples. Be­cause peo­ple think it is a se­cret so­ci­ety — which it is not — it is head­lines like that which give it a bad name. Ken Burns Jus­tice & Lib­erty Lodge ar­cadeo@de­

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