This is an open letter from the dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies of American Jewish University in Los Angeles, Rabbi Bradley S. Artson. It comes in response to a letter signed by scores of rabbinic and cantorial students at Ziegler and other schools, which the Forward published on May 13.
Anti-Israel resolution ”inadvertently hidden’ from Jewish groups
The petition cites “Israeli apartheid,” blocked access to health care for Palestinians, and Islamophobia.
“For many Jews, they know (or at least know about) a rabbi on or near their campus”
Jewish student organizations are hosting online events and providing mental health support for struggling students.
USC student leader Rose Ritch resigns amid accusations that her Zionism ‘made her complicit in racism’
“I really didn’t understand what the symbol means to people and the hatred behind it.”
Student debt is skyrocketing. It’s become the thing that defines this generation of college students.
The Israel@65 Cincinnati Young Leaders Journey to Israel took place December 20, 2012 – January 3, 2013. Learn more at http://bit.ly/12cvX6g.
Across the country, Jewish environmental and farming programs are (pun intended) taking root in the Jewish community. Whether they are semester long fellowships (like Adamah and Urban Adamah), programs at summer camps (like Eden Village, Kibbutz Yarokand Amir Project, to name just a few), the number and variety of these programs is increasing.