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

Backman’s Corner: the month of Cheshvan

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Do you remember the rush of excitement about going through college applications? Visiting schools? Finally being accepted to some ...

“Curb your Enthusiasm” successfully portrays everyday Jewish life in America

By Daniel Chavkin Opinion editor @dchav96 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. While many television shows portray religion, few correctly portray Judaism from the Jewish perspective. However, the recent return of ...

Assigning news ethic standards to social media platforms

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Ever since the rise of social media sites, more consumers have been getting their news from media aggregates on the internet. Facebook, ...

Inexperienced, unqualified Kushner is wrong man to broker peace in Middle East

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh When Jared Kushner made his first trip to Israel in June as a senior adviser to the president, brokering peace in the Middle East was one of his biggest responsibilities. For an issue as important to global interest ...

A call for unity against hate speech, crimes

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 This year, several acts of violence have left the country shocked and divided as citizens try to cope with losses and threats. People from many different groups have been unfairly targeted, and ...

New Saudi leadership opens avenues for Middle East friendship

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JacobAndrewBaum Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.  In recent history, U.S. relations with the Saudi Arabian government have been characterized by a trade-off between emphasis on ...

U.S. embassy move in Israel would delay peace

Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Since his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump has left a trail of broken campaign promises in his wake. His plan to build a wall on the southern border at Mexico’s expense ended up sticking ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we count days during the Omer?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A friend told me this time period is called ‘Sefirah’ and we count the days. Please explain? To know when school will be out! Sefirah, which means “count” in Hebrew, refers to the counting of days ...

Marine Le Pen wrong choice for France

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Marine Le Pen is not “the Donald Trump of France.” Regardless of one’s stance on the ongoing anti-Semitism allegations against President Donald Trump’s administration, the anti-Semitism that ...

New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community

By Sean Strader For the Mitzpeh @seanstrader13 With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a ...