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Russian figure skating routine offensive to Holocaust

By Eliseé Browchuk For The Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Russian skaters shocked the world with offensive Holocaust-themed performance The famous Russian ice-skating pair, Tatiana Navka and Andrei Burkovsky, is raising eyebrows worldwide after ...

A response to anti-Semitism in wake of rising hate crimes

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in this country, there have been an increased number of hate crimes against many marginalized communities. These acts of hate range from a white teacher ...

Despite backlash, there is no Starbucks cup controversy

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Now that December is almost upon us, ‘tis the season for another round of conservatives stirring up outrage over a Starbucks cup. This time, however, the alt-right has taken the bait that Starbucks ...

Voters should be open to diverse religions in politics

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 When most Americans think of the president, they don’t immediately think of the politician’s religion. However, it has played into the elections, in which there has never been a Jewish ...

Obama’s record on Israel stellar despite claims to contrary

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh (Photo Credit: Wikipedia via Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) “It would be a moral failing on my part if we did not stand up firmly, steadfastly - not just on behalf of Israel’s ...

UNESCO decision extremely offensive to Jews

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh Photo credit: Wikipedia As Jews, the holiest and most important place we can visit is Jerusalem. We go to the Kotel and place notes or pictures of our loved ones in the wall’s cracks. It is something every Jew ...

Should Jews be worried about upcoming election?

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh In these last few weeks leading up to the presidential election, the alarmists have gained the floor. Much of the Orthodox community, putting Israel above all else, has Hillary Clinton pegged as a ...

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for fighting Farrakhan

Editor's note: The following letter in in response to an article from 1988 that was posted in our "From the Archives" section. The writer covered a lecture by Mordechai Levy, in which Levy called for protest against anti-Semitism. I just saw a ...

Amidst trying campaigns, journalists must remain objective

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58   As a United States citizen who is finally eligible to vote for president, I have felt responsible and inclined to watch all of the recent presidential (and vice presidential) debates. ...

Discrimination: Is it ever really over?

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh   On Sept. 8, 1956, at an Israel v. Italy World Cup game, a group of Italians performed the Nazi salute and booed while the Israeli National Anthem played. Actually, that happened this ...