OU Condemns Hazing at Jewish Frat House at Boston University
The Orthodox Union (OU), which operates its Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program on 15 major college campuses across North America, expresses its shock and outrage at the report of hazing at a Jewish fraternity house at Boston University.
Halacha (Jewish law) and Jewish tradition have continually and unconditionally condemned the oppression or bullying of others, whether physical or emotional, in the strongest terms.
“With examples stretching from Moses defending his fellow Jew from attack in Egypt, to the heart-wrenching stories of Jewish suffering in the Holocaust, it is difficult to imagine how these students could subject their friends to such torment,” commented Rabbi Steven Burg, OU Managing Director, and International Director of NCSY | Jewish Youth Leadership, the OU’s youth movement. “NCSY has been promoting an anti-bullying campaign for the last two years,” he added, “but we will be intensifying our efforts to educate all our young people to respect and show concern for others as a primary guideline in life.”
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