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Holocaust reparations from France legitimate but don’t erase suffering

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh On Sept. 15, The Washington Post reported that the U.S. State Department had approved that France pay $11 million in reparations  to Holocaust survivors. The payments are in regards to Holocaust survivors who traveled from France to concentration camps through the state-owned French railway, or SNCF. The payment ...

Thanksgiving break good time to help others, volunteer

With only a few short days to spend at home, deciding how to divide one’s time between catching up with old friends, catching up with homework and spending time with family is a real challenge. In some ways, Thanksgiving “break” tends to be just as busy as the rest of the school year. However, it is important to recognize that as college ...

Better religious accommodations needed

Every year, there’s a plethora of Jewish holidays all squished together during the fall season. From Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah, Jews are busy observing the holidays by attending shul, fasting on Yom Kippur and more. Many Jewish students miss an excessive amount of classes because the Torah prohibits work on these holy days. The University ...

Chapel Hill shooting defies rationalization, but media exaggerates religion’s role

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 and Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The shooting attack occurred last Tuesday near the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where a man killed 23-year-old dental student Deah Barakat, his wife Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha, 19, who attended UNC ...