Harvard Publication Prints Anti-Semitic Article

November 25, 2013 5:43 pm 5 comments

Harvard University. Photo: Jacob Rus.

A Harvard journal is in hot water after posting an anti-Semitic article on its website last week.

The Harvard Ichthus, a Christian journal, published an essay by a Jewish convert to Christianity called “Why Us?” which  argues that the Jews have deserved their suffering of the past 2,000 years because of their role in the death of Jesus Christ.

“We, the Jews, collectively rejected God and hung Him up on the cross to die, and thus we deserved the punishments that were heaped on our heads over the last 2000 years,” the anonymous contributor wrote.

According to reports, the article was posted last Wednesday, taken down and re-posted Friday and then removed entirely, being replaced with an apology.

“In the zeal to protect editorial freedom for each of our contributors, we failed to take into account the broader impact of doing so in this way,” the apology stated.

“This particular piece has led to increasing misunderstanding and disinformation about the author’s views, the Ichthus, and Christianity. We do acknowledge that many of the claims of Christianity are offensive to those who do not believe it, but we think that much of the offense that has resulted from this article is not the offense of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And for that we apologize.”

Harvard issued a statement Saturday, saying it does not endorse the views of any of the school’s organizations.

5 Comments

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Of course they did. The entire Obama administration wasn’t created in a vacuum you know.

  • David B. Klein

    Nothing like the antisemitism of an apostate Jew.

  • OH,oh, Harvard another progressive seat of US learning, publishing an anti Semitic article & then withdrawing after apologising. Another example of “accidental on purpose ” are these publishers related to the New York Times ??? Is there no editing or wetting articles before publishing ??? What happened to US”the much touted “Correctness” does it not apply to Jews at Harvard ??.

  • Michael Morris MD

    Harvard should be ashamed to have allowed this to be published.
    One one hope that anti- sematism has no place on a Harvard university campus even allowing for full freedom of speech .
    None of my children will ever attend other school.

  • No, that is not the gospel of Jesus Christ, it is the gospel of one self-hating Jew choosing to identify with Judaism for the purpose of Antisemitism. The author is clearly confused if he is a convert to Christianity but claims responsibility as a Jew for the death of Jesus who was “hung up on the cross” by the Romans which nobody is debating. It is very sad to what our institutions of higher learning have allowed and how low their standards are despite what anyone thinks even the best school in the land is chocked full of confused fools.

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