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

Backman’s Corner: International conference for Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Dinner is served; With 5,000 of your closest friends. In what is one of the largest sit down dinners in New York City, the banquet has become the gala of the weekend. The last weekend of November ...

Exclusion of Democrats at Hanukkah party signals divisiveness under Trump administration

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Last Thursday, President Donald Trump held the annual White House Hanukkah Party with a significant change from previous years – he didn’t invite any Democrats. In the past, the event has ...

Uber poses threat Israel’s economic stability, citizens

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Last week, the Israeli court ordered Uber to stop operating in Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city in which the company had been conducting a trial of its communal driving services. Together, ...

Congress should go against Trump, keep Iran nuclear deal in place

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh On October 13, President Donald Trump announced that he is decertifying the international Iran nuclear deal, which would leave the decision of imposing sanctions on Iran and terminating the agreement up to Congress. ...

Kosher grocery store should fill empty space below Terrapin Row

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqb58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. When my roommates and I first visited the Terrapin Row leasing office last year, there was an enthusiastic guarantee that there were ...

Backman’s Corner: When to do mitzvot

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. What if you had a choice of which mitzvah to do? But for real, you can just choose one to do and that’s it. How do you decide, and what ...

Israeli violinist Yehonatan Berick brings new life to Brahms’ sonatas

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Israeli violinist Yehonatan Berick performed Tuesday night as part of a Music in Mind ...

“Hatikva” instills more than just nationalism

By Abbigail Klein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. It is a sensation like no other landing in one of the greatest countries  hearing the national anthem of Israel, “Hatikva,” play ...

Netflix explores family drama in ‘‘The Meyerowitz Stories’

By Grace Mottley Features editor @gracemott17 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” takes funnymen Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler and puts them onto a stage to emotion...

Tasteless Anne Frank Halloween costume belittles horror of Holocaust

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh As soon as Halloween ends, many children start counting down until the next October 31st. As Halloween gets closer, children look forward to trick-or-treating with friends, observing spirited decorations, and most of ...