UC Berkeley alumni urge Berkeley Hillel to welcome more views on Israel policy

The Berkeley Hillel is a center for Jewish students at UC Berkeley and a chapter of the larger foundation Hillel International. Though the alumni letter sent last week recommends that the organization become an “Open Hillel” – a reference to a student movement that advocates opening Hillel’s restrictions on opinions about Israel – the letter instead began through a series of conversations between Jeremy Elster, a 2012 UC Berkeley graduate, and other alumni, all living in Israel at the time.
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Breaking the silence around occupation

My fist on the door shatters the midnight silence. Thud. Thud. I pause, listening to hear whether anyone is inside. Nothing — thud. Taking a step back, I tense up and launch my boot through the door. My heartbeat peaks as I jet into a stranger’s home. I barrel through
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Embrace J Street U

CAMPUS ISSUES: The Jewish Student Union should admit J Street U to its membership, despite legitimate concerns raised by the union.

Once again, individuals within and without the UC Berkeley Jewish community are struggling to understand the Jewish Student Union’s vote to deny membership to the student group J Street U at Berkeley. While leaders of the union have offered some compelling justification for the decision, the union — and the
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