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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 8:50 am

Amidst a national conversation concerning the value and possibility of harm posed by the Greek fraternity and sorority system on college campuses across the United States, it may be time to reevaluate the utility of historically Jewish fraternities like Alpha Epsilon Pi and Sigma Alpha Mu.

In making this suggestion, we do not take the history of these groups lightly; nor do we ignore the important work done by these fraternities in response to mounting anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiment on many college campuses. But just as the #MeToo movement has shined a bright light on the prevalence of sexual assault and misogyny across a broad swath of society at large, we cannot ignore the all-too-common evidence of very troubling behavior by these and other fraternities across the country. Indeed, for all the good AEPi and other Jewish brotherhood organizations do on behalf of our Jewish community, many of their chapters are among the worst offenders.

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