“If indeed there was a ‘rape culture’ on American campuses, no intelligent woman would want to attend college,” he wrote.
“The fact that more women attend college today than men itself belies the accusation.” His solution is straightforward and based in Jewish law.
“Here’s a novel idea, one that has been tried before with great success but has fallen into desuetude, apparently, on college campuses,” he wrote. It involves waiting until marriage to engage in intimate acts, and then in a relationship in which the couple genuinely loves each other.
“It will solve all these problems, the ‘rape culture,’ the ‘he said/she said,’ the feelings of rejection by the party who had an emotional connection with another person who just sought a physical connection. It is preceded by a joyous ceremony known as a wedding, which too involves contractual obligations that are grounded in mutual respect.
According to Steven Margulies of Teaneck, who is the president of Bnai Yeshurun, “independent editors have been reviewing the posts before release.” All this sets the stage for two recent posts.Over the years, Rabbi Pruzansky has angered many people — and made many friends — with harshly worded attacks on Yitzhak Rabin, soon before he was murdered; on President Obama’s re-election, which he blamed on stupid greedy people wanting “free stuff”; on the Jewish Week, which he compared to the Nazi propaganda rag Der Sturmer (although later he said the comparison of course was purposely ludicrous), and on Israeli Arabs, for whom he advocated severe mass punishment, possibly including deportation.Earlier this year, dismissing Hillary Clinton as a “liar, a crook, an active participant in the largest pay-for-play scheme in the history of mankind…,” he also called her “an awful speaker, shrill when she tries to be passionate…” Instead, he endorsed Donald Trump.“It is only when a situation rises to this level in the public eye that the RCA will be moved to comment.Of major concern here were the sensitivities involved, and the pain of those who have been hurt by others.” David Cheifetz of Teaneck, who was sexually abused when he was a child, is a strong advocate for victims of sex abuse.
“I am shocked and disappointed on multiple levels,” he said.