Opinion: Refugees revisited: resettlement in the Trump era
In November 2015, I wrote a piece on the question of the Syrian refugee resettlement program and what American policy should be, moving forward after the terror attacks in Paris. (Photo from Wikipedia)
MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship kicks off its 27th semester
This spring, MEOR is kicking off its 27th semester of the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an experiential education program that has engaged hundreds of Jewish students around this university’s campus over the years.
Neil Gorsuch should be given fair chance, might be good for American Jews
On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to be the next associate Supreme Court justice of the United States. (Photo from Wikipedia)
Tu B’Shevat good reminder to be kind to environment
Every year, Jews celebrate Tu B’Shevat sometime in the middle of the winter to celebrate the new year for trees. (Photo from Wikipedia)
Round House’s “Caroline, or Change” successful, addresses important issues of class and race
Round House Theatre in Bethesda showed the musical “Caroline, or Change” Thursday at a discounted price for its College Night.
Backman’s Corner: What does it mean to be an educated Jew?
I received an email from a student, who was writing a thesis paper, with the following question: “Who is an educated Jew?”
Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants
Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon.
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News

Hillel hosted Super Bowl themed dinner looking forward to big game

Jon Orbach

Students struggled to find seats on Friday, Feb. 3, as Maryland Hillel marked the upcoming big game in style, with a full house on its Super Bowl-themed dinner. Read more

Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants

Students and community members protested President Donald Trump's recent immigration executive order in front of the Main Administration Building Wednesday. Jack Wisniewski/Mitzpeh.
Jack Wisniewski/Mitzpeh.

Jack Wisniewski

Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon. Read more

Jewish a cappella group Kol Sasson hosts annual winter concert

The whole group singing in Ulrich Concert Hall in Tawes Hall Saturday night. Dovid Fisher/Mitzpeh.
Dovid Fisher/Mitzpeh.

Benjamin Weiner

This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group, Kol Sasson, rocked the Ulrich Concert Hall in Tawes Hall Saturday during its annual winter concert. Read more

Members of UMD Jewish community attend “Jewish formal” in D.C.

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Nicole Kirkner

Close to 200 people from this university’s Jewish community attended the first annual J-Dated event at Ultrabar in D.C. Thursday night. Read more

Features

JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees

Ryan Lander

JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday. Read more

MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship kicks off its 27th semester

Georgia Slater/The Mitzpeh
Georgia Slater/The Mitzpeh

Georgia Slater

This spring, MEOR is kicking off its 27th semester of the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an experiential education program that has engaged hundreds of Jewish students around this university’s campus over the years. Read more

JSU semesterly bar night generates community among students

James Whitlow

Under the Cornerstone Grill and Loft’s sparse, harsh lights, the bar top was shiny and unusually clean at the Jewish Student Union’s semesterly bar night. Read more

Neil Gorsuch should be given fair chance, might be good for American Jews

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Max Breene

On Jan. 31, President Donald Trump nominated judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to be the next associate Supreme Court justice of the United States. Read more

Opinions

Refugees revisited: resettlement in the Trump era

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Jake Baum

In November 2015, I wrote a piece on the question of the Syrian refugee resettlement program and what American policy should be, moving forward after the terror attacks in Paris. Read more

Tu B’Shevat good reminder to be kind to environment

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Jacqueline Hyman

Every year, Jews celebrate Tu B’Shevat sometime in the middle of the winter to celebrate the new year for trees. Read more

Round House’s “Caroline, or Change” successful, addresses important issues of class and race

(Image: Alyson Kay)
Alyson Kay/Mitzpeh

Alyson Kay

Round House Theatre in Bethesda showed the musical “Caroline, or Change” Thursday at a discounted price for its College Night. Read more

Backman’s Corner: What does it mean to be an educated Jew?

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Eli Backman

I received an email from a student, who was writing a thesis paper, with the following question: “Who is an educated Jew?” Read more

 

From The Archives

From the Archives: Illumination and Dedication (Dec. 1989)

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Rabbi Laurence Glestein

One of the most widely celebrated holidays on the Jewish calendar is the festival of Chanukah, which will be observed this year from the evening of December 22 until sundown December 30. What is the meaning of this festival? Read more

Resident Life creates Hebrew cluster chaos (Sept. 1994)

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Lisa Fine

St. Mary’s Hall residents who went through a stringent application process to be placed in the Hebrew language cluster are incensed about their new neighbor. Read more

Free Trip to Israel Sparks Student Interest (Sept. 15, 1999)

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Alan Brody

An exciting program being planned as a celebration of the millennium will allow 80 campus students to visit Israel during winter break at no cost. Read more