9/6/07

Good Luck at JTS Arnie!


Arnie Eisen was inaugurated today as chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

According to the report in the Columbia Spectator, he sounded a theme of confidence:

Eisen assured the crowd that he is confident and ready to take on the challenges of leading JTS.

“Let me say—not only as a leader of Conservative Judaism, but as a lifelong Conservative Jew and a scholar of American Judaism—that I utterly reject talk of decline when it comes to the state of the movement and its prospects,” he declared. “Malaise is in the eye or head of the beholder.”

1 comment:

bryce said...

This is my persona's cynicism, not my own:

"I utterly reject talk of decline when it comes to the state of the movement and its prospects,”"

Didn't a certain recent president say a similar thing about the war in Iraq?