Correspondence from Teddy Kollek and Jimmy Carter
Mayor of Jerusalem
September 5, 1976
Dr. Ursula Niebuhr
I picked up this week's Time Magazine and read the article by Hugh Sidey on Jimmy Carter. I was very moved to read that he found inspiration in June Bingham's book on Reinhold as well as in your collection of Reinhold's writings. I found myself walking over to my library shelf, taking Justice and Mercy in hand, and sitting down to read. (If Jimmy Carter can find time, I should be able to as well ). Your husband was truly an exceptional man - and knowing you as well as I do, I can say that you were truly an exceptional team.
I am sure that even Jerusalem would have trouble competing with the Berkshires at this time of year but I do hope that you are planning to visit again soon.
With warm personal regards.
Plains, Georgia 31780
To Ursula M. Niebuhr
When I heard of your husband's death in 1971, mine was a selfish sorrow - because I had always wanted to meet him. He contributed to my private education more than you could know.
In my acceptance speech at the convention I used one of Dr. Niebuhr's ideas. That love must be translated into justice in order to be effective.
I hope that some day I may be able to thank you personally for the book.
Reinhold Niebuhr Papers: Library of Congress, Manuscript Reading Room