Tag: SCHWARZ

  • SCHWARZ | The Israel-Hamas War and the Effect on the American Jewish Experience

    If Israel ought to be abolished because it is guilty of displacing native inhabitants, then the same should go for the United States or Australia, among many other countries. If Israel is racist, then how is it that more than half of Israeli Jews have non-Ashkenazi roots, because their ancestors came from places like Iran, Yemen and Ethiopia?…

  • SCHWARZ | How We Learn from Our Students

    Some of my colleagues and even my own students are surprised when I say that I learn from my students every day.   I was told when I first thought about being a professor that high school and elementary school teachers teach a subject to students, and college professors teach the subject and are not…

  • SCHWARZ | Anti-Semitism at Cornell and Beyond: Then and Now

    I not only have taught and written with great pleasure at Cornell for 56 years, but I have also been treated very well here. For those reasons, this is a difficult piece to write. We at Cornell do not want to become the poster people for blatant anti-Semitism on campuses, and we do not think…

  • 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…