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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Letter to the editor: Brandeis not so much a ‘hoot’ lately

Published: March 9, 2007
Section: Opinions

Dear Editor:
Brandeis lately seems to be not so much of a “hoot”. First the invitation to Jimmy Carter, who throws around the word “Aparthied” without even knowing the true definition of it, and now, inviting that disaster of a Jew, Norman Finkelstein. I am wondering what the purpose of inviting such hateful, loathing misinformed “scholars” to your institution is? I know Purim is coming, but this is not a bit funny. The constant shoving of anti-Jewish, anti-Zionist, anti-Israel programs on a campus that was supposed to support the fundamentals of a Jewish homeland seem to have gotten lost in the mix. I am disgusted by your lack of good taste, and mostly by the perpetuation of promoting the lies and propaganda on a campus that at one time instilled a love for Jewish life, history, and culture. What a turn you have taken. I grieve the loss of yet another place where Jewish kids did not have to apologize for being born Jews.

-Allyson Rowen Taylor
Allyson Rowen Taylor is an activist living in Los Angeles. She was one of the founding members of and is the mother of two young men, one currently a soldier in the Nachal unit of the Israel Defense Forces.