In a recent report, an article posted on Yeshiva University’s student newspaper has created so much of stir in the community that it brought attention of one and all. The article told to be about premarital sex, had shared the story of a Yeshiva student meeting a lover. Though fierce attack from one and all has shocked the editor of the paper, Toviah Moldwin said that this is a story has certainly brought the Manhattan campus under negative light.
Even University Spokesman Mayer Fertig has admitted that they have received complaints about the article from many students. Moreover, the president of the Stern College student council had even told to remove the article from the website, which has been refused by the Co-editor Simi Lampert.
It has been found that instead of removing the article, they are ready to pay $500 in student council funding. “Yes, this is assur (a sin according to Jewish law). No we don’t encourage or promote the act of premarital sex. However, it happens. It happens in our community and we as a community prefer to pretend it doesn’t happen”, said Co-editor Simi Lampert.
It’s being said that The Beacon is not meant to serve particular section of readers but aspire to reach out to wide variety of students so that the truth of what is happening around could be told.
Amid the frenzy, it has been told by a former news editor, Devorah Deutsch, that had she been there, she would have avoided the article from publishing. There seems to be massive damage done by the article on the sentiments of the students at the Orthodox Jewish school.
Though the controversy would take its due course of time to settle down, there is need to understand that factual stories cannot be taken as offensive as they quote what actually happens in the society.