day : 10/12/2017 5 results

Hamsa provides sense of community for LGBT Jews

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko For LGBT students, finding a place to fit in on this university’s campus can be hard, which is why Hamsa was created for this sector of the Jewish community. “Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot of friends in the organization who were juniors and seniors and helped me fit into the community,...

Jewish GSA hosts inaugural “HannuKaraoke” event

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Two nights before the last day of classes, the members of Hamsa, this university’s Jewish Gay-Straight Alliance, were singing along to Kesha’s “Cannibal.” “I know a lot students are stressed studying for finals,” said Avi Alpert, a sophomore computer science major and the president of ...

Campus organizations offer students variety of ways to celebrate Hanukkah

Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that Miller is an AEPi member. By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Hanukkah is a holiday that was started to celebrate a miracle. While the Maccabees’ unlikely defeat of Antiochus and the miracle of the oil is still at the forefront of Jewish minds ...

Rak Shalom sends off group president after final performance of semester

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss Rak Shalom, a Jewish a cappella group at this university, performed its winter concert Saturday in the Stamp Student Union to a crowd of nearly 80 people. Founded in 2005, Rak Shalom has continued to spread its enthusiasm for singing through its diverse repertoire consisting of a mix of ...

UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko     Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as their capital and as a sacred religious site, but Israel currently controls the entire city. On ...