On Sunday, instead of building our family sukkah, instead of preparing for my daughter’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah, instead of doing the work that I needed to catch up on after traveling last week to present at the Hannah Arendt Center Conference on Racism and Antisemitism at Bard College, I spent the day fielding calls, texts, and social-media posts — some from friends and family checking up on me, some from journalists, and some from unfriendly and even menacing forces — after being attacked by a public figure on the Internet.
By choosing to leave, Ungar-Sargon opted to protest, instead of remaining in the conference to have difficult conversations.
I am truly sorry to hear how negative her experience was.
This article is a response to an article one published on Saturday night by Batya Ungar Sargon, Opinion Editor of The Forward. You can read the original article here .
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