Community | While detractors complain that Hillel’s Israel standards are unfair to anti-Zionists, efforts to vilify the policy are misguided.
“Conditions on campuses and student organizations required a collective and collaborative approach to deal with Jewish security issues.”
Israeli deputy foreign minister, following speech cancellation by Princeton Hillel, stirs uproar with bitter attack on the American Jewish community.
If the Jewish community truly cares about free speech, we need to be consistent in standing for it — on the left and the right.
After students claimed that Tzipi Hotovely was racist and therefore violated Hillel’s standards, Hillel backed out but Chabad stepped up.
The spectacle of left-wing students forcing a Hillel to cancel a speaker wonderfully inverts a familiar routine.
I was an active Jewish teen leader. But when I got to campus, I suddenly felt those experiences slowing down the process of my own Jewish journey.
If we don’t give these young men and women a right to be part of our Jewish community, we risk losing them forever.
Tufts University’s Hillel is described as “an organization that supports a white supremacist state” in a student-written guide.
Large Jewish non-profits cater to many Jews, working hard to be inclusive. Except, too often, for the Sabbath- and kosher-observant.