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Daily Briefing: NO SAFE SPACES FOR JEWS ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES?

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The Skin of the Metzora and the Heart of the Messiah Prof. Rabbi Wendy Zierler, The Torah.com, Apr. 19, 2015 — When I was a camper at Camp Moshava, the staff had a penchant for waking us up to Alan Sherman records—the singer and comedy writer who wrote such parodies as “Al and Yetta” (sung to Alouette) and “Hello Muddah, Hello Fada” (set to Ponchielli’s “Dance of the Hours”). The song that stuck in my head most from those days of camp morning wake-ups was a particular number called “Skin”:


VIOLATING COLUMBIA’S CODE OF CONDUCT                 

Columbia University Leaders Grilled in House Antisemitism Hearing Andrew Bernard, JNS, Apr. 17, 2024.  Includes video— Columbia University’s president, its two board co-chairs and a co-chair of its antisemitism taskforce testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Wednesday about Jew-hatred on campus since Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack.


Columbia President Admits School Was ‘Not Up To’ Challenge of Oct. 7 FalloutDouglas Belkin, WSJ, Apr. 17, 2024
Protests Intensify at Columbia, Forcing Difficult Choices for Leaders: Sharon Otterman and Alan Blinder, NY Times, Apr. 18, 2024
Inaugural Columbia Task Force Report Confirms Jewish Students’ Claims of Antisemitism:  Jordana Horn, Times of Israel, Mar. 5, 2024
Columbia Professor Joseph Massad Admits Palestinian “Return” Is Meant to Destroy Israel Elder of Zyon, Dec. 4, 2019


For Further Reference:

Navigating The Murky Waters of Antisemitism, Free Speech, And Academic Freedom Marybeth Gasman, Forbes, Apr. 18, 2024 — Unlike the presidents of Penn, Harvard, and MIT, Columbia University president Minouche Shafik’s testimony unequivocally condemned antisemitism on the New York City-based campus.

Three Takeaways from the Columbia University President’s Testimony on Antisemitism Matt Egan and Ramisha Maruf, CNN, Apr. 17, 2024 — For nearly four hours, another Ivy League school president faced a congressional grilling over antisemitism on campus.
 
Joseph Massad’s Insane Antisemitic Curriculum Elder of Zyon, Jan. 24, 2022 — StopAntisemitism received these photos of material that Joseph Massad is teaching in his Columbia University “Palestinian/Israeli Conflict” course. It came from a student taking the course.
 
The Canadian University Teacher Facing Firing for Daring to Denounce Hamas:  John Ivison, National Post, Dec. 15, 2023 — As anyone who uses social media knows, anger erodes our self-control and makes us do things we often later regret.
 

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