Yeshiva University, notorious for having featured both Bernard Madoff and his buddy Ezra Merkin on its board of trustees, is all het up about a rather good short story a student there wrote about having sex.

You’ll recall that Yeshiva’s response to having put those two men in profoundly responsible positions at the university was to quietly erase their names one night from its trustees list and then say pretty much nothing about the matter. When pushed to the wall, Yeshiva described itself as a victim, overlooking the fact that its virtually non-existent conflict of interest policy allowed Merkin and Madoff to do plenty of business at the school.

Yeshiva has never come to any moral reckoning with its shameful behavior in the Madoff matter — behavior all the more scandalous in a religious school. But Yeshiva is totally down for moral hysteria against some undergrad who writes about sex. The student council has withdrawn the paper’s funding, and the university has clamped sex filters on its male students’ computers.

Only the men get the filters because women don’t read about sex.

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5 Responses to “What Would Bernie Say?”

  1. david foster Says:

    “Only the men get the filters because women don’t read about sex”

    Maybe the romance novels aren’t available on-line?

    The story was written by a woman (I assume) so then men have filters put on their computers?

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    To protect them from the women.

  3. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    Please tell me this is a parody.

  4. Van L. Hayhow Says:

    Please, please tell me this is a parody by The Onion.

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