Rather than take a principled stand on the issue, Rabbi Julie Roth decided to weasel out of allowing Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely to speak at the Princeton Hillel by going through “procedures.”
Now, in “An apology” (November 8), Roth, probably worried about keeping her job as executive-director of the Center for Jewish Life at Princeton (she should be fired), and Hillel International president and CEO Eric Fingerhut, probably worried about retaining contributions from Jewish alumni of Princeton, offer a lengthy apology for this morally wrong decision.
One wonders how long the two labored over this mealy-mouthed apology. This is, sad to say, an example of how the American Jewish establishment has lost its bearings. ROSALIE BROSILOW