Letter to the Editor

“New Paltz Accountability” was founded to improve awareness of policies concerning victims of sexual assault, a worthy purpose.(“Students Demand New Paltz Accountability Be Held Accountable”).Unfortunately Jews Cassie Blotner- the founder of New Paltz Accountability – and Ofek Pries, have been forced out of New Paltz Accountability in a Progressive coup  because  they  correctly believe  that Zionism is the foundation of Judaism:  the Jewish Bible  aka The Old Testament —  the raison d’etre of Judaism — has only ONE foundational narrative — the Jewish people’s Return to Zion — what today is Israel.In the antisemitic  tradition of Joseph Goebbels and his Brown Shirts any Jew — regardless of her personal concern about the issue of sexual assault —  who believes in the foundational Zionist narrative of the Jewish Bible is now verboten at New Paltz Accountability.It is a truly shameful that the remaining “leadership” of New Paltz Accountability have forsaken the wisdom and prescience of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr..who said at Harvard shortly before his death: “When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews; you’re talking antisemitism”.To throw Jewish women   who are  concerned about sexual assault policies and may have suffered sexual assault themselves  out the door onto the cold stones of New Paltz  in order to embrace antisemitism is truly pathetic and gives a new horror to the  meaning of amorality. To deny Jewish women NPA’s  services because they believe in the foundational Zionist narrative of the Old Testament comes straight from the stone cold  perverse minds of Mengele, Eichmann and Goebbels and now from the “leadership” of New Paltz Accountability.
Richard Sherman

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Ethan Eisenberg is a third-year psychology major and this is his sixth semester on The Oracle. He currently holds the position of Co-Editor-In-Chief, having previously held the positions of Managing Editor and Arts and Entertainment Editor. He feels privileged to exist in and work for a space that has the potential to uplift voices that may not typically be heard; he feels his experiences in psychology and journalism neatly intersect to aid in this process. When Ethan isn't Oracle-ing (yes, he considers it a verb) he is a Research Assistant on the New Paltz Evolutionary Psychology Lab, the President of the Evolutionary Studies Club and a Course Assistant for the Evolutionary Studies Seminar. Outside of academia, Ethan enjoys watching horror movies and loving his friends, family and boyfriend, Jayden.