Criticism follows University of Buffalo firing of of Hebrew instructor

An ambitious effort to establish a Jewish studies program of national prominence at the University at Buffalo has run into some unexpected growing pains after the firing of a longtime Hebrew instructor. The dismissal in April of Rachel Lipsky, who taught Hebrew at UB for 23 years, prompted criticism for the new institute’s director, Richard A. Cohen, and drew notable Jewish figures Judea Pearl and Elie Weisel into the fray. Lipsky’s supporters accused Cohen of firing Lipsky, an adjunct instructor who taught part time, so that he could hire the wife of another new professor. A few other adjunct instructors […]
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