“Our goal is not to protest free speech, but instead to mourn the victims of the convicted terrorist.”
Playing ‘pro-Israel at any cost’ politics is dangerous and alienating for the Jewish community, strengthening harmful forces amongst our ranks.
The national prohibitions banning Jewish groups or individuals with “un-kosher” views about Israel from taking part in Hillel, and its application in exactly such cases as the expulsion of B’nai Keshet, changed Hillel into just another heresy-hunting Jewish organization.
— The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton University denied the local chapter of J Street U space to hold an exhibition created by the left-wing Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. The J Street U chapter decided to go forward with the exhibit, to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, in another campus space, despite…
Hillel effectively pulled the welcome mat out from under the feet of Ohio State LGBTQ students and has sent a message to Jewish LGBTQ students across the nation that they too are unwelcome.
Much of the American Jewish and pro-Israel establishment places far-right, extremist voices and talking points at the center of their pro-Israel, anti-BDS advocacy –- with predictably disastrous consequences.
More and more students in the United States are forced to fight a battle but are not given the tools to do so.
We are drowning in a form of dualism that pits each of us against the other and aggravates every form of difference.
After coming out, I began to notice the absence of queer Jewish spaces, leadership and representation at my Hillel.
OSU Hillel washed its hands of a queer Jewish group after it co-sponsored with the pro-BDS Jewish Voice for Peace an event to aid queer refugees.