The first Jewish president of UC Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, describes himself as "a Zionist and politically centrist."

The first Jewish president of UC Berkeley's Graduate Theological Union, Rabbi Daniel Lehmann, describes himself as "a Zionist and politically centrist," whose challenges include campus BDS; "the Muslim undergraduate college, Zaytuna" across the street; and its co-founder, UCB lecturer Hatem Bazian, to whom Lehmann accurately alludes as "a vociferous and vitriolic pro-Palestinian voice from Nablus." The rabbi's goal of "making sure the culture is not toxic in any way" is both laudable and daunting.