“…students consider extremism in pursuit of anything a vice; a turn-off, not a turn-on”
Jewish students are largely disengaged from Israel. They are more likely to be able to distinguish between different fraternities and sororities than between the parties in the Knesset, or the panoply of Jewish communal organizations. When ideological groups take strident positions on campus, the majority of Jewish students respond with a deafening “Huh?” Campus professionals will confide that students consider extremism in pursuit of anything a vice; a turn-off, not a turn-on.
Jeff Rubin, “It’s Jewish Education, Stupid”, The Jewish Week (10 January 2014), 28.