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Administrators want to bring this Jewish student group on campus. Will faculty let them?

Jun 11, 2019 by

Image result for HillelSkeptic says Hillel won’t allow ‘perfectly reasonable academic debate’

Adelphi University wants to bring a chapter of Hillel to campus, hoping the Jewish student organization will draw in more Jewish applicants and make current Jewish students feel more at home.

But opponents at the private New York university are pushing back, accusing Hillel of shutting down conversations with those who don’t support Israel and refusing to collaborate with them.

With a presence on more than 550 college campuses, Hillel is the largest international Jewish campus organization.

Its primary role is to provide a safe Jewish college experience in the hopes that students’ Jewish traditions and roots will continue to be an important aspect in their lives after graduation. Those take the form of student-led activities that are social as well as religious and community-oriented.

Source: Administrators want to bring this Jewish student group on campus. Will faculty let them? | The College Fix

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