Resignation Rocks Harvard's Antisemitism Task Force, Here's What Prompted It...

By Lisa Pelgin | Friday, 01 March 2024 01:00 AM
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Harvard University's recent initiative to address the escalating issue of antisemitism within its campus has been met with skepticism and controversy.

This follows the university's response to the widespread anti-Jewish sentiment expressed by anti-Israel factions protesting against Israel's conflict with the terrorist organization Hamas, and the former university president's apparent reluctance to address the issue. In response, the university established a task force, ostensibly to tackle the problem.

However, the task force's credibility has been called into question as one of its key members, Raffaella Sadun, resigned from her position, citing a lack of genuine commitment to resolving the antisemitism issue on campus. This development, reported in January, casts doubt on the task force's future and potentially exposes the university's creation of the group as a mere public relations strategy.

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Raffaella Sadun, a professor at Harvard Business School, resigned from the presidential task force on antisemitism, according to an individual familiar with the situation. Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 appointed Sadun as a co-chair of the task force last month. Her decision to step down was confirmed in statements from both Sadun and Garber.

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Sadun expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to the crucial work of combating antisemitism and affirmed her continued support for efforts to address antisemitism at Harvard from her faculty position. Garber acknowledged Sadun's contribution, stating that her insights and passion have helped shape the task force's mandate and its approach to the significant work ahead.

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However, another report suggested that Sadun had considered resigning multiple times due to her belief that the university would not commit to acting on the task force's recommendations. Sadun had sought assurance from the university that it would act on the task force's recommendations proactively, rather than treating them as optional advice.

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An individual close to Sadun revealed that she ultimately decided to resign because the task force's mandate did not include the immediate implementation of measures to combat antisemitism. Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi, the founding president of Harvard Chabad, confirmed that Sadun had been expressing frustration about the task force for some time.

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This development seems to confirm suspicions that Harvard University is not genuinely committed to addressing anti-Jewish bigotry among its students and staff. This is not the first time the university's commitment to this cause has been questioned. Doubts were raised when the university appointed a professor with alleged antisemitic views to the task force.

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Jewish history professor Derek Penslar was appointed as co-chair of the task force. However, Penslar's past writings suggest a less than enthusiastic stance towards opposing antisemitism on campus.

In his 2023 book, Penslar controversially stated that "veins of hatred run through Jewish civilization" and claimed that "Israel's dispossession of Palestinians from their land and oppression of those who remain have made it one of the most disliked countries on the planet." He also suggested that Jewish culture was steeped in fantasies of vengeance against Christians.

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Following the resignation of Harvard's president, Penslar downplayed the apparent rise of antisemitic sentiments on campus, telling the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that people had "exaggerated" the issue.

Sadun's resignation, along with the departure of other key figures, is the most significant indication yet that Harvard's commitment to addressing anti-Jewish bigotry may not be as sincere as it purports. The creation of this new task force could be seen as a strategy by the university to deflect criticism by creating the illusion of action against the problem.

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