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Harvard tells speaker to remove Menorah or it will get....?

What anti semitism? I wouldn't send my dog to that place!


Truth be told I don't own a dog.


Notable & Quotable: Hiding Harvard’s Menorah

‘The university . . . would not allow us to keep this menorah here overnight, because there’s fear that it’ll be vandalized. Think about that.’

Dec. 15, 2023 5:24 pm ET



Rabbi Hirschy Zarchi of Harvard Chabad speaking in front of a menorah outside the Widener Library, Dec. 13. PHOTO: HARVARD CHABAD


This bothers me till this very day. You know what happens to the menorah? After everyone leaves the yard, we’re going to pack it up. We have to hide it somewhere. The university . . . would not allow us to keep this menorah here overnight, because there’s fear that it’ll be vandalized. Think about that. . . . The future leaders of the world on our campus in the shadow of Widener Library—we in the Jewish community are instructed: We’ll let you have the menorah; you made your point, OK? Pack it up. Don’t leave it out overnight. Because there will be criminal activity, we fear, and it won’t look good.


You know when change is going to happen on this campus? When we don’t have to pack up the menorah. When the current dean of students is not able to tell me, last Shabbat over dinner, that a student confides in him that he looks in the mirror before he leaves his dorm room to ensure that there’s nothing on his physical appearance that gives away the fact that he’s a Jew. That’s the reality of the Jewish community at Harvard today. We have to pack up our menorah when we’re done. . . . Some students feel they have to remove anything about their physical appearance that suggests that they’re a target.


We have work to do, friends. We in the Jewish community are longing for a day that we could refer to the president of—and all of Harvard as ours, too, that Harvard has—indeed not only has our back, and not only allows us to finally put up a menorah, but doesn’t force us to hide it at night. And when they witness hateful calls to the death of Jews, you don’t walk by and say nothing. You speak. You don’t remain silent.

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