E.g.: “I don’t propose spending time in correcting the factual errors and understandings you make about the history of the Qumran Editorial Project; I have rarely seen more per page—they do not improve your reputation for competence in these matters … I am puzzled why you felt constrained to broadcast your ‘letter’ to me with its deadline (the only one, ni fallor, that you have ever sent me) to half the ‘Who’s Who’ of Israel. I do not propose to follow your example. As a rule I do not write answers to public letters—I make just this one exception in your case, hoping that it will inspire you in any further letters to follow politer and more acceptable norms; or is adab [Arabic for “good manners”] so much different among the lotus-eaters?