January 27, 2013 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #607976springbok007Participant
as reported today The Yeshiva world, Outrage As Brooklyn College Plans To Sponsor Anti-Israel Event read the full article on the main page. They are requesting to signup and protest(the event). I am also suggesting let it be put on Facebook, Twitter and such like social platforms. This is happening in the backyard of one of the largest frum/orthodox communities probably in the world, we must be vocal, we must be heard, we must say say thing, this is fundamental to our survival. Please do not sit back and be idle on this issue.
Tizku lemitzvos!January 27, 2013 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #925825Ich bin ein BerlinerParticipant
They do this every year. Nothing new here. Some people there live for this event as it makes them feel empowered.
editedJanuary 28, 2013 3:46 am at 3:46 am #925826rebdonielMember
There always seems to be some kind of a macha’ah on behalf of the sonei yisrael at Brooklyn College, probably as a way to try to threaten the thousands of Jews who go there.
IIUC, half the student body there is Jewish- Russian, Syrian, yeshivish, etc.January 31, 2013 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #925827bygirl93Member
All Brooklyn College students just received this letter:
Dear students, faculty, and staff,
Each semester, student clubs, academic departments, and other groups on our campus host events and invite speakers on a broad range of topics. At times, the issues discussed may be challenging and the points of view expressed may be controversial.
Next week, Students for Justice in Palestine is hosting two speakers who will discuss their views on the BDS movement, which calls for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. The event is co-sponsored by several campus and community organizations, including the political science department.
As an institution of higher education, it is incumbent upon us to uphold the tenets of academic freedom and allow our students and faculty to engage in dialogue and debate on topics they may choose, even those with which members of our campus and broader community may vehemently disagree. As your president, I consistently have demonstrated my commitment to these principles so that our college community may consider complex issues and points of view across the political and cultural spectrum.
Unfortunately, some may believe that our steadfast commitment to free speech signals an institutional endorsement of a particular point of view. Nothing could be further from the truth. Brooklyn College does not endorse the views of the speakers visiting our campus next week, just as it has not endorsed those of previous visitors to our campus with opposing views. We do, however, uphold their right to speak, and the rights of our students and faculty to attend, listen, and fully debate. We also encourage our students and faculty to explore these issues from multiple viewpoints and in a variety of forums so that no single perspective serves as the sole source of information or basis for consideration.
In addition, as I have said on several occasions, our college community values mutual respect and civil discourse. We ask all students, faculty, staff, and guests on our campus to conduct themselves accordingly so that Brooklyn College continues to be a learning environment where all may discuss and debate issues of importance to our world.
Karen L. GouldJanuary 31, 2013 9:09 pm at 9:09 pm #925828snowbunny3318Member
I am sorry, but that is a bunch of bunk.January 31, 2013 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #925829bygirl93Member
I’m not saying I agree with it, I am merely supplying the readers of the CR with the schools official view on the matter, as opposed to only what they are being told by the politiciansJanuary 31, 2013 9:19 pm at 9:19 pm #925830benignumanParticipant
Protesting serves no purpose. Nobody’s mind was ever changed by people shouting slogans, it just makes Jews look bad.January 31, 2013 9:20 pm at 9:20 pm #925831
@ Ich bin ein Berliner: There is no reason to use derogatory names in reference to other nationalities. There are many black Jews who might, I repeat, might find the word “kooshim” offensive. I know many black people who are not anti-semitic nor anti-Israel.
Your usage of this word shows that you are ignorant and uneducated no matter how much Tanach, Gemarah, Halacha you may know.January 31, 2013 9:21 pm at 9:21 pm #925832
I am also disappointed at the Moderators for not removing the offensive word used by Ich bin ein Berliner. Shows also that the moderators are ignorant and uneducated no matter how much Tanach, Gemarah and Halacha they might know.
keep it coming. I went to novardok and I live for this stuff.January 31, 2013 9:29 pm at 9:29 pm #925833
@moderator: What the world is novardok and they obviously didn’t teach you tolerance for ALL of HaShem’s children.
now who doesn’t know anything.
Calm your horses. Things slip through, and if you’ll notice, I went back and edited that word out.January 31, 2013 11:40 pm at 11:40 pm #925834lakewhutParticipant
before Rav Meir Kahane ZT”L was in Brooklyn College, communists used to hold cultural events on campus then one day his group and he wrecked the show and after that they were afraid to perform in BC. I think there would be no better way to honor his name than to have a group show some guts and stop it even if force is necessary. There are many non-jews who like israel alsoJanuary 31, 2013 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm #925835lakewhutParticipant
Beningum man you need to read about the JDL and what their protests changed.January 31, 2013 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm #925836benignumanParticipant
Please enlighten me, because I have never read anyone who had a favorable view of them. My issue with protesting is that it (1) forgets that we are golus and it isn’t our place to shout at the goyim; and (2) any gains through protesting creates losses in increasing anti-semitism.February 2, 2013 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm #925837snowbunny3318Member
That is why people could just get T-shirts with words (YES, words… they could be on the back of the shirts/ on the sleeves to prevent attention from being drawn towards the chest) that say something like “Our enduring love for Israel will last forever, and nothing will cause us to perish.” In fact, having those words on the back could make it look very deep because it shows that we as Jews do not need to show off our views like the anti-semites show off theirs.February 3, 2013 2:29 am at 2:29 am #925838WIYMember
See if you can round up some of our non Jewish neighbors to protest.
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