German official is wrong. Giving in to hate is not the answer to rising anti-Semitism
By Max Breene
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
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
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 ...
Prejudice is a dangerous thing. But so is the rhetoric that emboldens it
By Jacqueline Hyman
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 ...
Anti-Semitism had its largest ever increase in 2017 in U.S., study shows
By Ben Cooper
The increase in anti-Semitism in the U.S. in 2017 was the highest ever since data was first collected in 1979, according to a new study published by the Anti-Defamation League.
The study, published in February, shows that anti-Semitism increased by 57 percent in 2017 and said incidents in schools and on ...