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Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on Hans Kohn’s struggle with nationalism

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Adi Gordon, an assistant professor at Amherst College, spoke April 26 to a group of around 25 students and faculty from this university about Hans Kohn’s lifelong struggle with nationalism and his subsequent divergence from Zionism. Gordon specializes in European and Jewish history and is the ...

Trump’s decision to bomb Syria creates repercussions for Israel

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD As a Jewish state, Israel is already vulnerable to attacks from its neighbors. The country has a long history of conflict with the surrounding states – many of which seek its destruction. Israel is of cultural and religious importance to many different religions, a fact which has instigated and perpet...

White House Seder should remain significant tradition

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh During former President Barack Obama’s term, three low-level staff members gathered during the first night of Passover to have a thrown-together Seder. After Obama, a Christian, discovered this, he turned it into a White House tradition. Every year from then on, they enjoyed Jewish staples like gefilte fish and ...

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 right to exist, but its right to thrive and prosper.” Who said this? While the Republican Party ...