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    Meet Mira Rosenblatt: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story

    Meet Mira Rosenblatt. She is a mother, grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She is a New Yorker, and a Polish native. She is also a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Mira Rosenblatt’s childhood was like any other Jewish child. She was raised by a Polish mother and father, and had three brothers and two sisters. She was taught how to help her parents work in a store, how to speak Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, and German, and that being Jewish was a birthright, not a lifestyle. The Rosenblatt family lived in a 39 brick-tenant building, built by Mira’s grandfather, in a densely populated Jewish neighborhood. Every day Mira would get up at 5 o’clock…

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    Film Review: Palm Springs, a HULU Original Film

    Hulu’s latest original film, Palm Springs, has been a blockbuster hit since its release in July 2020. Starring SNL and Brooklyn 99 actor Andy Samberg and How I Met Your Mother alum Cristin Milioti, the rom-com takes place on the morning of a wedding day. Again, and again, and again.  The film taps into Black Mirror’s area of expertise, a show well known for its eerie dystopian depiction of mankind, as it follows its two protagonists through the same day on a continuous loop.  Nyles (played by Samberg) has been stuck reliving the day of Tala (Camila Mendes) and Abe’s (played by Tyler Hoechlin) wedding day since stepping foot into…

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    Philadelphia Eagles Player DeSean Jackson Faces Backlash Over Anti-Semitic Instagram Post

    The Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, 33, caused an uproar when he ‘mistakenly’ posted an anti-Semitic quotation to his Instagram Story, which he believed to have been the words of Adolf Hitler. Although Jackson took down the photo shortly after fans began calling him out, the aftermath of his actions is still affecting the Jewish community today.  Jackson had posted a photo of a racist and anti-Semitic quotation attributed to Adolf Hitler, which was highlighted on the page of a book. The quotation supposedly came from Hitler, claiming that he would cause World War III after his death. Hitler is known as the orchestrator of World War II, also…

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    OP-ED: A reflection on anti-semitism

    When I was in high school, I always thought college was a place where everyone could be themselves. Where there was a spot for everyone from all corners of the world. What I never dreamed of learning is how anti-Semitic some schools are. Shortly after I became a college student, I learned that many schools are guilty of condoning hatred and bullying, as long as the acts are directed at the Jewish population. For whatever reason, I and so many others have become the scapegoats for thousands of xenophobic attacks, both inside and outside of the classroom, all of which have pretty much never been punished. But it seems hypocritical…

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    The Department of Education Investigates Anti-Israel Bias on College Campuses

    Two American universities have been contacted by the Education Department in regards to their controversial Middle Eastern studies programs. Duke University and the University of North Carolina have been asked by the Department to change the program’s curriculum after students had filed formal complaints about the lack of “positive imagery of Judaism and Christianity in the region,” according to The New York Times.  The inquiry comes from an extensive investigation from the Education Department’s secretary, Betsy DeVos, who has evidently become “… increasingly aggressive in going after perceived anti-Israel bias in higher education,” reports The New York Times. The Department explained their investigation demonstrated not enough focus on the circumstances…