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U.S.-Israeli Policy Conference garners bipartisan, student interest

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss In a time of political change in the U.S., about 18,000 people at the 2017 American Israel Policy Affairs Conference in D.C. displayed a bipartisan voice and unified support for Israel. The ...

J Street Conference Reveals the passion of 1,000 youth as they march for a cause in Washington

By Sam Milton, for the Mitzpeh, @SamMilton3 (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];...

Chapel Hill shooting defies rationalization, but media exaggerates religion’s role

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 and Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The shooting attack occurred last Tuesday near the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where a man killed 23-year-old dental student Deah ...

Spring break in the Mississippi Delta

By Eli Davis University of Maryland students participated in a Hillel-sponsored alternative spring break trip to the Mississippi Delta that focused on how agriculture, poverty, education and food insecurity affects the area. Dena Lehmann, a ...

New eligibility rule for Taglit-Birthright sparks excitement

By Elana Dure   Katie Hamelburg, a freshman Jewish studies major, traveled to Israel at age 17 with her high school class. At the time, Hamelburg knew studying at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel would jeopardize her chance of going on a ...

Soda Stream Commercial Causes Controversey

By Carlos Rodriguez Controversy followed after actress and spokeswoman Scarlett Johansson appeared in a commercial with Israeli company SodaStream, known for having a factory in the disputed West Bank area, according to a post on The New York ...

Students respond to recent Pew Research Survey on American Jews

By Marissa Laliberte Intermarriage between Jews and non-Jews has risen over the past several decades, and parents in such intermarriages are less likely to raise their children Jewish, according to an Oct. 1 Pew Research Center study. The ...

Furloughed students react to effects of government shutdown

By Zachary Mellen For Kim Hess, being furloughed during the recent government shutdown meant more time for schoolwork and a “normal amount” of sleep at night. “I was actually relieved to have some free time,” the senior history major ...

Creating an All-Greek Birthright Trip

By Alex Stoller Young Judaea, a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip organization, is taking action to the idea of an All Greek-Life birthright trip for those who are eligible. One is eligible for a classic Birthright trip to Israel if he or she is ...