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Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many will choose their candidates. These midterm elections will select candidates for ...

College Republicans, Democrats spar over state policy with midterm election looming

By Dan Novak For Mitzpeh @dplnovak   The College Republicans and Democrats of this university addressed several divisive topics Thursday during their State Issues Debate, with the midterm election less than two weeks away. Co-sponsored by Maryland Discourse and Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society ...

SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a dynamic Friday night all over campus. SHABBAM, a program funded by the Gorlin Family Foundation, is ...

Palestinian newspaper endorses Jewish candidate in Maryland U.S. Senate election

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321 In an unprecedented move, the most popular newspaper in the Palestinian territories endorsed a Jewish candidate in a U.S. election. In April, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, which typically covers the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership, fully endorsed Jewish candidate Jerome Segal in his ...

Kedma board adds five new members, one new position after election

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 The Kedma board welcomed five new members to its ranks in addition to establishing a new position when its election polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The newly-appointed members of the board include freshman Jacob Nelson (Fundraising Chair) and  sophomores Chad Simon (Vice President), ...

Kedma election results for spring 2017 executive board have come in

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner The results are in for the spring 2017 Kedma board, and unlike some elections, the popular vote always decides who will take control over the Orthodox Jewish group of this university. Over 200 Kedma members cast votes between Dec. 3 and Dec. 6 that determined the new board that will take ...

A response to anti-Semitism in wake of rising hate crimes

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In the wake of Donald Trump’s election to the highest office in this country, there have been an increased number of hate crimes against many marginalized communities. These acts of hate range from a white teacher calling her black students the n-word in a classroom in Baltimore, to a swastika drawn on a wall at ...

Voters should be open to diverse religions in politics

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 When most Americans think of the president, they don’t immediately think of the politician’s religion. However, it has played into the elections, in which there has never been a Jewish commander-in-chief. Many of the early presidents were some type of Protestant Christian, although ...

Should Jews be worried about upcoming election?

By Jake Baum @JakeatUMD For the Mitzpeh In these last few weeks leading up to the presidential election, the alarmists have gained the floor. Much of the Orthodox community, putting Israel above all else, has Hillary Clinton pegged as a Jew-hater because some of her top advisors, such as Huma Abedin, have expressed their disapproval with ...

Numerous UMD students gather to watch final presidential debate in Hoff Theater Wednesday

  By Nicole Kirkner @nickikirk13 Staff writer Students from different backgrounds-who all have varying political views-respectfully came together for the final presidential debate watch party at Hoff Theater on Wednesday night.   About 200 students attended the UMD College Republicans hosted event. Other hosts included ...