Letter: David revealed

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From Mr Martin Goldenberg

Sir: Concerning your report ("Jerusalem shuns the naked David", 22 July) of Jerusalem's refusal of the gift of a replica of David by Michelangelo, I feel constrained to point out an astonishing omission: nudity is indeed offensive to Judaism, though perhaps not to all Jews, as is the exhibition in public places of "graven images". However, the completely insufferable insult lies in the obvious and clear evidence that the David is uncircumcised. The implication must be that King David was not even Jewish.

Yours sincerely,

Martin Goldenberg

London, N6

22 July