Limits To Openness
Tue, 12/31/2013

Students looking to make Hillel bend to their own thinking call themselves
activist (“Chipping Away At Israel’s Legitimacy,” Editorial, Dec. 20).

Zev Jabotinsky and Harriet Tubman were activists. The students in question are thinking
only of their wants, not those of Jewish peoplehood.

Hillel is an all-inclusive, non-denominational group with members on both
left and right. Debate is the cornerstone in Jewish learning, both religious
and secular. However, the “activists” are both foolish and naive to expect
a pro-Israel group to pay for speakers who do not think Israel should

They do not understand what Israel means. Open debate, yes. Suicide, no!

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