Please excuse me if I have little sympathy for Orthodox Jewish prisoners and their lack of provisions ( JC, Oct 9).
I care not a jot that they had no apples to dip in their honey on Rosh Hashana, nor that they had to endure a few days of the same meal when new alternative deliveries hadn’t arrived.
The “disaster” of no matzah for half of Pesach also didn’t trouble me unduly.
Disaster used in this context is an insult to real world events tragically unfolding around us.
Truly Orthodox people would not be incarcerated at her majesty’s pleasure. These people were hiding behind the cloak of outward observance. Not the same at all. Fiona Phillips London NW8