Opinion 162 results

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

Continued Israeli presence in Sinai Peninsula saves lives

  By Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein Since the country’s inception, Israel has been under constant threat by its neighbors. Hezbollah-backed Lebanon in the North. The Assad dictatorship in the Northeast. The ...

The enduring lessons of Rabbi Sacks

By Maya Greenbaum For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh When I turned on my phone after the conclusion of Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 7, I was struck by the very sad news of the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Sacks was a Torah giant and a moral ...

Israel can and must resolve the conflict in Ethiopia

By Jack Singelstad @dumo276 For Mitzpeh A clash between Ethiopian military forces and separatists in the semi-autonomous region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia threatens to move towards civil war. Israel must meet this moment to preserve ...

Backman’s Corner: Positive Perspectives

By Rabbi Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh “Yankel, are you a glass half full or half empty kind of guy?” Yankel thought a moment and said, “To be honest, I’m usually a where is my glass kind of guy.” Whatever hand life deals ...

Biden vs. Trump: The competing cases for pro-Israel voters

By Logan Heller and Aaron Arnstein @L_Heller55 @AaronArnstein @Mitzpeh Opinion editor Logan Heller faces off against Aaron Arnstein about which 2020 presidential candidate is best for Israel. Rationalism vs. Radicalism: Why a Biden ...

Jewish Americans and the power of politics

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh With a lot at stake for the Jewish community in this presidential election, the ability for Jews to voice themselves through voting is more important than ever. The Jewish community often bases its support in the ...

Maryland’s Jewish community prepares for Election Day

Ben Baruch @Ben_J_Baruch For Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel and the university’s Jewish community at large recognize the importance of this year’s presidential election, now just a few days away.  To galvanize Jewish voters, Maryland ...

Rogen rolls over the fine line between comedy and antisemitism

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh There are two types of people who share identities of both “actor” and “Jewish”: Those who are “actors who happen to be Jewish” and “Jewish actors.” Seth Rogen, a clear example of the latter, has ...

“She’s feeding hatred”: Colleges must stop welcoming anti-Israel speakers

By Aaron Arnstein For Mitzpeh @AaronArnstein We’ve seen plenty of well-known individuals speak to college students over Zoom during the past six months: actors, sports stars, political figures and musical artists, to name a few. Add ...

The widow, the orphan, the socially distant

By Noah Fine For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh In the Torah reading of Parshat Ki Tavo (the Torah reading of the week when I wrote this article), we find a reference to the orphan, widow and stranger. The Torah states: “Cursed be he who subverts ...