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

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 According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad ...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 ...

Guest column: Everybody has the right to know about cell phone radiation

By Theodora Scarato For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. The Supreme Court is poised to consider an issue close to our hearts -- our cell phones. When we go in a store to buy a new cell ...

Natalie Portman distances herself from Israeli government with Genesis Prize refusal

By Brittany Proctor For Mitzpeh @Theyenvybritt_ Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Natalie Portman, an actress and film producer, has recently been under criticism for her recent boycott on the Israeli Government. ...

D.C. council member needs to do more than apologize

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Jews control the weather. At least, that’s what Washington, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White implied in a video he took last month. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all ...

Cynthia Nixon could make impact as New York governor

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Cynthia Nixon, previously one of the “Sex and the City” star actresses, is running for New York state governor this year. If ...