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

Why I stopped wearing a Jewish star

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 One of my gifts for my bat mitzvah was an ornate pink jewelry box decorated with Jewish symbols. I opened the box to reveal my first and only Jewish star necklace, a red star hanging on a delicate ...

The Kurds: A Jewish Story

By Logan Heller Staff columnist @L_Heller55 Allow me to paint a picture of an ethnic group from the near east. Its entire history is one of systematic persecution. Its ideas of equality are deemed unacceptable by its traditional Arab ...

Two Jews, three opinions and one possible solution for the constant Israeli elections

By Logan Heller Staff columnist @L_Heller55 Due to the political makeup of the Israeli electorate, coalition governments are critical to run the Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, efficiently. Given that the Knesset is composed of ...

Trump and the anti-Semitic myth of dual loyalty

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 President Trump criticized American Jews who vote for Democrats a few weeks ago by saying, “It shows either a total lack of knowledge or complete disloyalty.” Trump is only the most recent ...

German official is wrong. Giving in to hate is not the answer to rising anti-Semitism

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18 Felix Klein, a federal official in Germany responsible for combating anti-Semitism, warned German Jews against wearing kippas everywhere in public last week after a government report showed a 20% ...

Letter to the Editor: The problem with coverage of Israel on campus

Views expressed in opinion columns and letters-to-the-editor are the author’s own. The Diamondback has had some seriously problematic coverage of Israel-related affairs on campus lately and declined to print our opinion piece calling them out, ...

SGA president was within boundaries of fairness, moral obligation in speaking at AIPAC

By David Brown For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Wednesday, March 27, The Diamondback published an opinion piece supporting student groups’ criticism of Student Government Association President Jonathan Allen’s decision to speak at the American ...

Backman’s Corner: How can the message of Purim help us overcome the physical/spiritual divide?

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh “Peek-a-boo!” Ever play that game with a toddler? Every time you confuse them again…where did you go? Then, you move your hands and voila, there you are! As they age, they learn that you are ...

Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets deleted, but sentiment remains

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN05) deleted tweets Tuesday that played into anti-Semitic tropes, after apologizing two weeks earlier after condemnation from fellow lawmakers. The Democratic congresswoman tweeted, “It's ...

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. UMD should respond with new religious studies requirement

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   In the aftermath of a Jewish professor at Columbia University finding swastikas spray-painted across the walls of her office, following acts of anti-Semitism present throughout this nation and even at this ...