The Abrupt Resignation of a Progressive Theological Seminary’s First Jewish President—Who Made the Mistake of Professing His Zionism

Aug. 10 2020

Founded in 1962 in Berkeley, California as a consortium of five Protestant institutions, the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) has since expanded to include eight schools, each representing a different Christian denomination, and several academic centers for the study of other religions, Judaism and Islam among them. In October of last year, it formally inaugurated its first non-Christian president—Rabbi Daniel Lehman—who had already held the job for a year. While GTU celebrated Lehman’s inauguration with much fanfare as a milestone of pluralism and tolerance, it had little to say when he left the position four months later.

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Ecumenicism, Israel on campus

Netanyahu Details Hizballah’s War Crimes

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister drew attention to Hizballah’s use of human shields, pointing out three locations where the Iran-backed terrorist group has constructed factories for the production of precision-guided missiles: two beneath multistory apartment buildings and one in an urban residential neighborhood in close proximity to gas installations. Such behavior not only exhibits reckless disregard for human life, but also violates international law. It is also a useful tactic, as Orde Kittrie explains:

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