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 ...
Washington Post executive editor urges young reporters to keep asking questions
By Samantha Subin
Marty Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, urged every reporter to think of themselves as an investigative journalist during a discussion with students and faculty at this university Thursday night.
“If someone comes across wrongdoing, the reporter should have the ...
Haaretz editor-in-chief visits UMD to discuss liberal news coverage in Israel, US
By Mika Park
For the Mitzpeh
Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz, spoke at a lecture on Sept. 12 titled “Israel, the U.S., & the Media: Inherent Enemies?” with professor Yoram Peri, director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, and professor Dana Priest of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at The Clarice ...
Israel’s new conversion statute strikes controversy
By Maya Pottiger
Israel passed a law Nov. 2 that makes it easier for non-Jewish Israeli citizens to convert to Judaism.
The original statute only recognized conversions made by the Chief Rabbinate. This slowed the conversion process, and it caused some Israeli immigrants whose Jewish religion came into question after immigrating to ...
SermonSlam comes to Maryland
By Jason Dobkin
Jewish students displayed their take on the theme “Chosen?” through visual artwork and spoken word poetry at the second biannual SermonSlam on Nov. 23 in Stamp Student Union.
SermonSlam is a nationwide movement where Jews can gather and perform art based on a theme that interests them in Judaism, said Jonah Potasznik, ...