Opinion 132 results

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

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 ...

North and South Korea Olympics unification shows sign of hope

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @Mitzpeh Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. The world has watched tensions grow between North and South Korea for many years, making it easy to feel that there will never be hope ...

Polish law censoring Holocaust speech poor decision in turbulent political climate

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. For hundreds of years, Jews have been the target of hate, violence and discrimination stemming from many root causes. From ...

Holocaust denier running for Congress should be condemned, defeated in November

By Max Breene News editor @maxbreene18 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Come November, a Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi sympathizer could represent the GOP on the ballot in Illinois’s 3rd Congressional Distri...

Backman’s Corner: Life lessons from the Super Bowl

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh If you are anywhere in the world you know by now that the underdog Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. #FlyEaglesFly! While receiving his awards and having his moment in the spotlight, Eagles QB ...