November 11, 2007

Jewish Professor Defiant in Face of Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Via Chabad:

Columbia University professor Elizabeth Midlarsky responded to recent acts of anti-Semitism directed against her by upping the ante. With the help of a campus rabbi, she affixed a mezuzah to her office doorway. The combined act of biblical commandment, Jewish pride and defiance came at the end of a Monday morning press conference called by Columbia's Teachers College Jewish Association, which Midlarsky serves as faculty advisor. At the event, the organization called attention to a spate of anti-Semitic and racist incidents at the Manhattan school, including the discovery last week of a swastika spray-painted across Midlarsky's office door.