Anger as Jewish Chronicle edits letter
A writer of a letter to the Jewish Chronicle this week wrote in an angry letter of complaint, to the Jewish Chronicle, because her missive wasn’t published in full.
The complaint letter was published by the JC this week. It details how Helen Polishtownski’s 1000 word letter deserved better coverage.
“My letter, which detailed the lack of choice relating to different types of Herring in the kosher supermarkets of Golders Green, was unfairly edited. I didn’t spend 19 minutes writing this letter for it to be cut down from 1000 to 50 words. I am distraught that you left out my descriptions of the varieties of herrings and their origins. “
In a phone interview with the Daily Jews, Mrs Polishtownski, who has no involvement in the Jewish community other than eating Herring, explained. “When I was a young girl growing up in Bethnal Green, we had over 60 varieties of Herring to choose from. It’s a poor reflection on the state of Jewish culture in the UK. Of which I have no other point of reference.”
A spokesperson for the Jewish Chronicle told us “This is not new. We have about 100 complaints a week from people we either didn’t publish or who wrote a megilla long letter which we had to edit. If we published everything, the JC would be a novel-length each week.”.