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Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau speaks to UMD students

By Dovid Fisher @DovidFisher Web editor Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau spoke to students Sunday afternoon at Maryland Hillel. The event was hosted by UMD Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group on campus, and was moderated by Sam Koralnik and Yael Magid. Lau spoke about pertinent issues in Israeli society, including Haredim and women in ...

Al Gore speaks to UMD crowd about climate change, making a difference;  Former VP’s speech celebrates launch of sustainability center at university

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 As former Vice President Al Gore faced a crowd at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, ending his Tuesday night speech about climate change by asking, “Will we change?” a loud “YES!” from audience members embodied the motivation he seemingly instilled into them. “Here is why ...

Review: Kol Sasson’s New Album ‘Low Grade Fever’ a Hit

By Dovid Fisher For The Mitzpeh @DovidFisher Kol Sasson’s new album Low Grade Fever is a full of passion and joyous voices. The album features the Jewish a capella group’s latest covers of songs. I got my hands on this 12 song a capella album and soon took to liking it. Low Grade Fever features songs ranging from a traditional ...

Review: Rak Shalom Releases New Album ‘Paradigm’ Worth a Listen

By Dovid Fisher For the Mitzpeh @DovidFisher Filled with joyous tunes, clever mashups and song covers, Rak Shalom’s latest album Paradigm, replete with 13 songs, delivers. The album is the fifth produced by Rak Shalom, a Jewish student a cappella group, which strives to release one album every two years. Paradigm features songs ...

Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew Discusses New $10 Bill

By Dovid Fisher, web editor, @DovidFisher On Oct. 14, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew held a town hall meeting with students to discuss the ideas for the upcoming redesign of the $10 bill. The meeting allowed students to ask questions, give suggestions and voice their concerns. The current idea is to include a women on the new bill, ...