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

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 ...

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 ...