Tag: Conflict

  • LITVAK | The Middle East Conflict and the Faculty’s Responsibility

    There is an episode of Seinfeld in which Jerry’s Catholic dentist, Tim Whately, converts to Judaism. Jerry is very upset and goes to complain to a priest that Whately has been telling Jewish jokes. The priest, perplexed, asks whether Jerry takes offense at Whately’s jokes as a Jewish person. “No, father,” Jerry insists indignantly, “I…

  • SCHWARZ | Further Thoughts on the Hamas-Israel Conflict

    I received a great number of positive responses to my recent Cornell Daily Sun piece, but subsequent events have evoked further thoughts on the intractable situation in Israel and Gaza. The response of so many people thanking me for “the courage to speak up,” as if I were risking my professional standing or my stature at Cornell…