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Where you read it first | Friday, May 24, 2024

Joel Rosenberg

The Setonian

Op-ed: One Jew’s view on the problems of Israel and Palestine

I know this is overdue — but my hesitation is part of the story. As director of the Tufts program in Judaic Studies, I’ve been puzzling for some time over an appropriate response to the horrific events that have befallen those who live at the juncture of three continents at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. That realm has long been a preoccupation of mine — both in my biblical studies courses and in my film studies courses, where (in the latter, at least) a central preoccupation is what I’ve called the Era of Catastrophe (1914–45), regarding especially the perils of human rights and the plight of stateless persons and peoples.

The Setonian

A plea for filling out course evaluations

Under the old system, it was simple. An instructor would set aside the last 10 minutes of a course’s final session and distribute a two-sided paper evaluation form. The instructor would then leave the room, and an appointed student would collect the completed forms and deliver them to the departmental ...

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