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

Guest column: Everybody has the right to know about cell phone radiation

By Theodora Scarato For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. The Supreme Court is poised to consider an issue close to our hearts -- our cell phones. When we go in a store to buy a new cell ...

Natalie Portman distances herself from Israeli government with Genesis Prize refusal

By Brittany Proctor For Mitzpeh @Theyenvybritt_ Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Natalie Portman, an actress and film producer, has recently been under criticism for her recent boycott on the Israeli Government. ...

D.C. council member needs to do more than apologize

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Jews control the weather. At least, that’s what Washington, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White implied in a video he took last month. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all ...

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 ...