Maryland Hillel hosts Yom HaZikaron ceremony to honor fallen soldiers, families
Maryland Hillel held a Yom HaZikaron ceremony Monday night at the Riggs Alumni Center to remember fallen soldiers and civilian victims of political violence.
Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities
Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest.
Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest
Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous on-campus organizations.
Assistant director of Maryland Hillel accepts position in Texas
The assistant director of Maryland Hillel will be leaving at the end of the semester to pursue a new role as a Hillel executive director in Texas next fall. (Photo courtesy of Maiya Chard-Yaron)
More than 100 students dance night away at J-Dated in D.C.
Senior nursing major Rebecca Mogil and senior communications major Rashel Maikhor created the event last semester. The 18-and-older club night, which took place at Decades nightclub, was created because the two wanted a place for the Jewish community at this university to enjoy a club environment. (Photo courtesy of Jonathan Reizes)
Mekonen screening brings unique perspective to campus
“Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew,” a movie by Jerusalem U, was screened at the Stamp Student Union on April 26 as a part of Israel Week. (Rachel Kalusin/Mitzpeh)
Jewish students engage in genetic screening for hereditary illnesses
Senior Aaron Solomon has always been curious to learn more about his genetic background, so when he had the opportunity to get screened for Jewish genetic diseases for free, he signed up. (Danielle Kiefer/Mitzpeh)
Yom HaShoah event expresses gratitude for Holocaust survivors, mourns genocide
The Hillel Multi-Purpose Room was full and silent for the majority of the Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday. (Amanda Engel/Mitzpeh)
Jew You Should Know: Tzvi Glazer
This university is home to Rhode Island native Tzvi Hersch Glazer, a junior government and politics and sociology major who enjoys not only hanging out with friends but also contributing his time and skills to others. (Photo courtesy of Tzvi Glazer)
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Features

Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

Rachel Kalusin

Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. Memorial Day serves the same purpose in the U.S., but the two holidays have more differences than similarities. Read more

A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out
Jew You Should Know: Tzvi Glazer
Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events