Author: Sahar


Posted on: February 22nd, 2011

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Category: Years

There’s this guy on the Huffington Post, named Rabbi David Wolpe. He basically argued that there are two strains of thinking regarding Israel (among Jews) that are beyond the pale: Boycot/Divestment/Sanctions (BDS) on Israel, and “throw the Arabs out of Israel”. His argument leaves me really leery of the standard journalistic trope of false equivalency: […]

Author: Sahar


Posted on: November 18th, 2010

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Category: Years

Right before Brandeis’ Israel Occupation week, a group of students Jewish Voices for Peace (not from Brandeis) gained notoriety as they heckled Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as he spoke to the Jewish General Assembly in New Orleans. Benjamin Netanyahu was interrupted five times by protesters who shouted and held up signs while the Israeli prime […]

Author: Adam Hughes


Posted on: July 18th, 2010

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Last Wednesday, Jonathan Mark of The Jewish Week published an article striking back at the perception that Israel is, even among Jews, losing the respect of the American people that it has enjoyed for so long.  While I try to avoid injecting myself into Israeli political debates as much as possible, I do find it […]

Author: Phil LaCombe


Posted on: April 28th, 2010

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Category: Years

Many people unfamiliar with the Brandeis community view us as a strictly Jewish institution, when in fact we are a very diverse community.  We have members from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds, from the many faiths of the world, and from no faith.  For a great number of our students, faculty, and staff, the […]

Author: Sahar


Posted on: April 27th, 2010

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Category: Years

As you already know, there’s an open letter of students and other Brandeis-affiliated people who are thinking about skipping commencement circling around. To quote one signer: With as rich a selection of potential candidates as we have right now, it is a shame that the school has chosen such a politically loaded commencement speaker. There […]

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