Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election
By Lexi Sugar
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 ...
SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner
By Kira Cohen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...