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Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.

Prejudice is a dangerous thing. But so is the rhetoric that emboldens it

By Jacqueline Hyman Former editor-in-chief @jacqbh58   I’m not going to delve deeply into my personal feelings about Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that killed 11 people. All I will say is that I ...

The songs we sang at the vigil, and what they meant

By Deborah Brown Copy editor @Mitzpeh   At Monday night’s vigil on McKeldin Mall to honor the memories of the Jewish community members killed in Pittsburgh on Saturday, we sang many songs, mostly in Hebrew. The melodies were ...

I grew up attending a Conservative synagogue. I never could have imagined something like this happening

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18   Yesterday morning, an attack on the Conservative Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh took the lives of 11 innocent congregants and left six others wounded. The shooting was described by ...

In light of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, anti-Semitism on campus should be condemned, but Jewish students should not fear

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   A man attacked Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend, shouting anti-Semitic slurs and shooting congregants who were innocently praying on Shabbat. The attack killed 11 people, and ...

Why every student should pay a visit to the Holocaust Museum

By Deborah Brown Copy editor @Mitzpeh   On Sunday, Oct. 14, I was part of a group of 18 students from the College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought program who went to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington ...

Michigan professor was wrong to rescind letter of recommendation, but should not be labeled an anti-Semite for it

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Where does one draw the line between following a policy, and appearing as an anti-Semite? According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad ...

Stamp’s mistake on First Look Fair rescheduling shows change is needed to protect underrepresented groups

By Carli Fine For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.   Earlier this week, this university postponed the date of the First Look Fair, the university-wide activities exhibition run by the Stamp ...

A farewell to the UMD and Mitzpeh community

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Two years ago, I wrote my first column as editor-in-chief of Mitzpeh about the direction we were headed -- an all-online publication with more social media and multimedia. I think we’ve done a ...

America’s departure from Iran Nuclear Deal may mean trouble for Israel and its Middle Eastern neighbors

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. President Donald Trump announced his decision last week to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. The 2015 ...

Backman’s Corner: Why doesn’t Shavuot have an image?

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Rosh Hashanah has the shofar, Hanukkah has the Menorah, even Pesach has Matzah. What does Shavuot have?  Hallmark is looking for what to put on their cards. Help?! In the Torah, (Leviticus 23:15-6) it ...