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Posts Tagged ‘ZOA’

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ZOA Letter To University Of Michigan President And Regents

ZOA to Univ. of Michigan: Professor Imposing his Pro-BDS Agenda on a Student Must Be Condemned and Sanctioned The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called on the University of Michigan’s President and Board of Regents to publicly condemn and severely sanction Professor John Cheney-Lippold after he rescinded an offer to write a letter of…

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Cherie Brown, founder and CEO of the National Coalition Building Institute in Silver Spring, Md., conducted an anti-Semitism training at U-M Hillel early this year. Credit: U-M Hillel

UPDATE: Israel Bias

U-M professor criticized for refusal to write recommendation letter for study in Israel. University of Michigan officials, administrators, students and alumni reacted with criticism to Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s decision to rescind an offer to write a letter of recommendation for a study abroad program when he realized the student wanted to study in Israel. Cheney-Lippold…

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Publisher’s Notebook: Staying Mission-Focused In Turbulent Times

As we enter the new year 5779 and the accompanying Days of Awe, we are compelled to reflect on our shortcomings, seek reconciliation with those we have wronged and commit to a path of self-improvement. This period of somber introspection is currently framed and besmirched by a loss of civil discourse, absence of empathy and…

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The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018.

Making History

ABOVE: The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Sheryl Silver Special to the Jewish News  20+ years after Congress passed Jerusalem Embassy Act, U.S. Embassy opens. May 14 will never be the same for many of us. Just as May 14, 1948, was a historic day for Israelis and Jews…

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Jewish@edu – Value Of Knowledge

HMD’s Israel Fellowship offers ways to form your own opinions. On occasion, I have found myself watching an argument and observing that the foundation of the argument was a simple misunderstanding. How often has this happened in your life? As college students we find everything is about becoming the people we want to be and…

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Opinion – Counterpoint: IfNotNow Presents Greater Problem

Editor’s Note: Last week, the JN ran a story “Standing With Israel” (page 17, May 3) about a protest the group IfNotNow held at Hillel Day School on April 19. We asked two community members to share their thoughts on this relatively new group. We believe this topic is relevant to our readers and the…

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Op-Ed: Troubling Silence About Anti-Semitism At The University Of Michigan

For many Jewish students at the University of Michigan, their celebration of the Jewish New Year was unjustly marred by feelings of pain and ostracism. On Rosh Hashanah, a campus group called “Students Allied for Freedom and Equality” (SAFE) erected a so-called “apartheid” wall and mock Israeli checkpoints on the Diag, in the center of…

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