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23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has thousands of followers and is the largest Hasidic movement of the Orthodox Jewish religion. Schneerson ...

Notable Jewish athlete was UMD walk-on basketball player

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Alvin Lann is a high school track star who grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from McKinley High School in 1945. His successful high school athletic career began when he placed second in the long jump at the D.C. Inter-High Track Championship as a freshman. His sophomore and junior year, he ...

Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070. Chabad applied for and received a grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.,which matched every $1 donated with ...

A look back at Michael Herson’s baseball career as a Terp

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Michael Herson started playing baseball in 1964 at Northwood High School in nearby Silver Spring. He received a scholarship to play baseball at this university as a pitcher for the freshman team in 1966. He also played at the varsity level for the 1967 and 1968 seasons. His 1968 season was his ...

The future remains uncertain for Israeli national soccer team

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Fans of Israeli soccer have had a frustrating couple of months. In October, Israel failed, yet again, to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, making it 47 years now since the national team has qualified. Additionally, head coach Elisha Levy was fired on Oct. 29 and Eran Zahavi, former captain of the ...