Headlines, Guidelines, and Red Lines – the Hillel questions

Headlines, Guidelines, and Red Lines – the Hillel questions

In late December 2013 a story broke of a controversy within North American Hillel. A group of students at Swarthmore Hillel had declared themselves an “Open Hillel”, in defiance of National Hillel’s Guidelines for Campus Israel Activities. The response of Hillel President Fingerhut was clear, and the debate set off…

In late December of 2013 a story broke in the New York Times of a controversy within Hillel in North America. A group of students at Swarthmore Hillel had chosen to declare themselves an “Open Hillel”, in defiance of National Hillel’s Guidelines for Campus Israel Activities. The response of Hillel President Eric Fingerhut was clear, and the debate set off…

Here is our contribution to the conversation, and an alternative perspective from Keith Kahn-Harris.

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