Howler of the Month (archive)
"We ain't got to walk around struttin' talking about two state solutions. . . . What about a world where everyone has freedom, justice, equality, safety, and self determination? One person one vote. Gettin' rid of the settler colonial project altogether."
Marc Lamont Hill, Temple University Professor of Media Studies and Urban Education, speaking at the annual dinner for the Westchester Peace Action Committee Foundation (WESPAC); Mondoweiss, May 3, 2019. (link to source)
We Couldn't Have Said it Better (archive)
"[I]nstead of reinforcing the best practices of traditional education while generating fresh approaches . . . the expansion of Jewish studies—which did also give rise to much fine scholarship and spirited teaching—witnessed a decline in Jewish moral confidence. For the most part, younger scholars followed academic trends, including those openly hostile to Judaism, while senior scholars shirked their duty behind the excuse of academic neutrality."
From the memoirs-in-progress of Ruth R. Wisse, Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University; Mosaic Magazine, May 3, 2019. (link to source)
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