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Editorials represent the opinion of the Mitzpeh staff as a whole.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. UMD should respond with new religious studies requirement

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   In the aftermath of a Jewish professor at Columbia University finding swastikas spray-painted across the walls of her office, following acts of anti-Semitism present throughout this nation and even at this ...

In light of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, anti-Semitism on campus should be condemned, but Jewish students should not fear

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   A man attacked Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend, shouting anti-Semitic slurs and shooting congregants who were innocently praying on Shabbat. The attack killed 11 people, and ...

Michigan professor was wrong to rescind letter of recommendation, but should not be labeled an anti-Semite for it

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Where does one draw the line between following a policy, and appearing as an anti-Semite? According to a recent Washington Post article, a University of Michigan professor rescinded his offer to write a study abroad ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Tasteless Anne Frank Halloween costume belittles horror of Holocaust

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh As soon as Halloween ends, many children start counting down until the next October 31st. As Halloween gets closer, children look forward to trick-or-treating with friends, observing spirited decorations, and most of ...

Inexperienced, unqualified Kushner is wrong man to broker peace in Middle East

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh When Jared Kushner made his first trip to Israel in June as a senior adviser to the president, brokering peace in the Middle East was one of his biggest responsibilities. For an issue as important to global interest ...