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His remarks, and his subsequent firing from CNN as a commentator, have generated much media attention. I’ve been interested in discussions about (1) the relationship between academia and political activism and (2) the relationship between critique of Israel and antisemitism. I’ve asked Mark Leuchter (pictured left), Director of Jewish Studies at Temple University, to weigh in.
a bumpy definition of academic freedom: conversation with jewish studies director at temple University, mark leuchter
On the recent occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Professor of Media and Communication at Temple University, Lamont Hill, spoke at the United Nations. Hill’s 20-minute speech focused on the “plight of the Palestinian people,” as well as the “ethical, moral, and political implications of their struggle for freedom, justice and equality.”
If you’ve taken a genealogy test at home, you are in good company. In 2018 alone, over 12 million in this country have used home-test kits to get information about their genetic past. My sister Ziva is one of them. . . .
When you meet a person who is near the end of their life, it can take work to imagine them youthful and full of vigor. I thought about that difficulty when I met Alvin Siegal five years ago, shortly after I had moved to town. He was 90 years old at the time.
ALANNA'S JEWISH EXPLORATIONS: