With now only one week until the election, more and more faculty members are endorsing political candidates.
A blog post today has a list of Jewish studies scholars who have pledged support for Senator Obama. The list includes Vassar's Jewish studies professors Andrew Bush, Marc Epstein, Judith Goldstein, Joshua Schreier, and Agnes Veto.
The endorsement states: "As scholars of Jewish Studies, we are concerned that distortions of Senator Obama’s record and biography have caused undue anxiety among American Jews about what an Obama presidency would mean for Israel and the Jewish community here... We urge Jewish voters to vote with their minds as well as their hearts, and not to allow themselves to be misled by pernicious lies concerning the candidate’s religious and ethnic background."
The Jewish Studies professors are not the only ones who feel the need to speak out against the inaccurate portrayal of individuals in the media. Dean Roellke publicly endorsed Bill Ayers as an educator last week.