Mealy-mouthed

Jerusalem Post - - FRONTLINES -

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

Sho­ham

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