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Does great Jewish power imply great Jewish responsibility?

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Last month, as the country welcomed the Biden administration to the White House, the Jews welcomed new Jewish representation to the political sphere. Although president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris are not Jewish themselves, both are closely connected to the religion through their ...

Ossoff elected as Georgia’s first Jewish senator amid rampant anti-Semitism

By Courtney Cohn Features Editor @courtney_cohn Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff defeated former Sen. David Perdue in a close, highly-contested race in the Georgia Senate runoff election on Jan. 6, making history in his own right as the first Jewish senator in the state. “He's really proud of who he is. He really kind of encapsulates ...

Jewish teens lack influence on social media

Meera Sunil For Mitzpeh @meerasunil With the rise of new social media apps and content comes the rise of influencers. However, one missing aspect of these influences is preventing some from idolizing and following them: representation. The majority of young people reaching fame through social media tend to lack ethnic, racial and ...

Why I stopped wearing a Jewish star

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 One of my gifts for my bat mitzvah was an ornate pink jewelry box decorated with Jewish symbols. I opened the box to reveal my first and only Jewish star necklace, a red star hanging on a delicate silver chain. I thought it was beautiful, but only wore it a few times before college, usually only ...

German official is wrong. Giving in to hate is not the answer to rising anti-Semitism

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18 Felix Klein, a federal official in Germany responsible for combating anti-Semitism, warned German Jews against wearing kippas everywhere in public last week after a government report showed a 20% increase in anti-Semitic crimes since 2018. Klein has since clarified that his comments were meant to ...

New faculty, staff panel addresses issues of race, discrimination at UMD

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   EmbraceRace @ UMD, a new initiative that was pioneered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and began at the beginning of this semester, met for their fourth session on Tuesday in the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. The initiative meets every other Tuesday and ...

Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets deleted, but sentiment remains

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN05) deleted tweets Tuesday that played into anti-Semitic tropes, after apologizing two weeks earlier after condemnation from fellow lawmakers. The Democratic congresswoman tweeted, “It's all about the Benjamins baby,” on February 10, suggesting that American politicians’ support for ...

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 very university, the Mitzpeh staff believes a change needs to be made within our own university’s ...

Jewish students speak out on gun control, anti-Semitism after Tree of Life shooting

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   From Pittsburgh to Maryland, and all across the country, last month's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue caused fear, hope and determination among Jewish students to reduce future anti-Semitic attacks. “Among all of the minorities that we talk about in intersectional ...

Prejudice is a dangerous thing. But so is the rhetoric that emboldens it

By Jacqueline Hyman Former editor-in-chief @jacqbh58   I’m not going to delve deeply into my personal feelings about Saturday’s shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that killed 11 people. All I will say is that I was overwhelmingly emotional while ruminating on this tragedy, an attack against my people. Not only ...