Lutheran College Goes Kosher

My little Lutheran liberal arts college, Muhlenberg College, is now one-third Jewish, according to this Wall Street Journal article. This has forced some reasonable accommodations from the administration, as you would expect. Apparently the school has a great reputation for Jewish community in the northeast, which has fostered the growth particularly in the last five years.

Lord knows when I was there, the official ELCA chapel didn’t do much to preserve or grow a Lutheran identity. They had their groups and activities, but if you wanted serious religious fellowship you had to hang with Hillel or the evangelical Christians as I did.

I also noted Muhlenberg is now up to $47,000 a year tuition, which is ridiculous for a liberal arts degree. My proverbial children are going to Virginia state schools.


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