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

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 ...

Israel’s response to shooting of Palestinian journalist sets precedent for future international relations

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. A Palestinian journalist was shot dead and five others were reportedly injured by gunfire during protests along the Gaza ...

Why every Jew (and anyone, honestly) should visit a concentration camp at some point in life

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 It’s a horrendous thing to witness. It’s uncomfortable, saddening, and haunting. And yet, visiting a concentration camp is an absolutely necessary experience. There are so many reasons ...

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

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Why do we count the days? To know when school will be out! Sefirah refers to the counting of days between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. Passover was the time the Jews left Egypt and Shavuot ...

Jewish Colombian news anchor wrongfully fired for refusing to cross on TV deserves better

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (March 28) at 9:52 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh A Colombian Jewish news anchor for Channel 1 in ...

Netflix Original “One of Us” reveals the struggle of breaking out of the Hasidic way of life and into the real world

Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. “One of Us” is a heartbreaking documentary that follows ex-Hasidic Jews who are attempting to live a normal life after leaving ...

When people ask me what I love about Judaism, I point to Passover.

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. I grew up surrounded by and educated in two religions: Catholicism and Judaism, one from each parent. My friends and I often get ...

Backman’s Corner: What is Shmurah Matzah and other Passover questions

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Here are a few insights into Passover and the Seder. Q: How did Passover get its name? A:  Because G-d passed over the Jewish houses during the plague of the first born. 2) Since the Seder table ...

Bibi Netanyahu goes to Washington, but the story stays in Israel

By Daniel Ofman For Mitzpeh @OfmanDaniel Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington D.C. Sunday morning for a five-day visit in the U.S. His schedule is packed with ...

Israel can’t afford to jail thousands African refugees. But that’s the threat if they don’t leave the country.

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Over the past few years, Israel has been the refuge of tens of thousands of African migrants. After fleeing their homes due to war, military drafts and poverty, amongst other reasons, these refugees are now faced ...