Sept. 15 begins Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is clear that Elizabeth Tsurkov will not be free to celebrate with her family and friends. If she is still alive, she will begin her seventh month in unspeakable captivity in Iraq, where she was kidnapped by Islamic militants in March of 2023. For a school with a $36 billion endowment, Princeton has apparently done little or nothing to help Tsurkov regain her freedom and resume her studies at the University.

Michael Goldstein ’78
Encino, Calif.