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Dean of Pardes Institute visits Hillel to discuss life’s uncertainties

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Students at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center discussed the Jewish approach to life’s many uncertainties with Dr. David Bernstein of the Pardes Institute Wednesday afternoon. Bernstein is the dean of the Pardes Institute, a co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community. Based in ...

Sen. Chris Van Hollen visits UMD, talks partisan divide in American politics

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen At a time when growing domestic and foreign issues are continuing to divide America, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development hosted U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen for an analytical discussion about America’s current events Thursday. Students, professors and friends of Van Hollen ...

New Saudi leadership opens avenues for Middle East friendship

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JacobAndrewBaum Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.  In recent history, U.S. relations with the Saudi Arabian government have been characterized by a trade-off between emphasis on human rights and security. During President Barack Obama’s administration, Saudi leaders rejected ...

U.S. embassy move in Israel would delay peace

Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Since his inauguration in January, President Donald Trump has left a trail of broken campaign promises in his wake. His plan to build a wall on the southern border at Mexico’s expense ended up sticking Americans with the bill instead, and most Americans didn’t even want it. He promised to develop a plan ...

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 ...

Trump administration should look to replace ineffective press secretary

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 In the last few months, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has had to clarify some confusing and controversial statements from President Donald Trump. And up until this past week, I had some sympathy for him. After all, making sense of Trump’s less than conventional statements can’t be an ...

Former State Department advisor shares expert opinion Trump administration’s relationship with Israel

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Aaron David Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. State Department as a former advisor for Arab-Israeli relations, spoke to over 100 students about the future of the U.S.-Israeli relationship with the Trump administration in the McKeldin Library Special Events Room Thursday night. “I am going to ...

Politics in class: “alternative facts” or necessary discussions?

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD In early February, in a segment about the “far left agenda” on college campuses, Bill O’Reilly claimed that “higher education is the biggest threat to Americans right now.” His guest on the show at the time, Lou Dobbs, went even further - saying that the greatest threat is the “left wing” in ...