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Dear Krista, Listening yesterday to the quotes of Rabbi Heschel brought to mind an ongoing discussion that I have with my son Eric, who teaches Human Rights Law at the University of London. I agree with Heschel's comment..."words have meaning, the holocaust did not start with the bulding of crematoriums". Therefore, I have always felt that "words of hate" should be treated as a crime, because these words may well lead to an actual crime. My son disagrees. His argument is that an actual crime of violence must be commited before the law can act. He thinks it is important to hear hate speech, rather than suppress it. This way, one can be aware of the source and track it. Is there an answer here? D. Heinze