Opinion 132 results

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

Belgium turns its back on Jewish community with anti-kosher law

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh The words “Nazi” and “fascist” get thrown around a lot these days. Most people in the civilized world connect these words and the Holocaust — arguably the most atrocious act in human history. Most people ...

With vote to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision, UN proves to be on side of peace

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh Early this month, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. Following the announcement, there were protests on the West ...

German Jew rising in ranks of Miss Germany contest

By Hailey Philbin For Mitzpeh @haileyphilbin Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. When I think of Germany, I think of warm, apple strudel, twisted pretzels, the Bavarian Alps, and, of course, a stein of cold ...

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 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Last Thursday, President Donald Trump held the annual White House Hanukkah Party with a significant change from previous years – ...

Uber poses threat Israel’s economic stability, citizens

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Last week, the Israeli court ordered Uber to stop operating in Tel Aviv, the first Israeli city in which the company had ...

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 ...