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PLO opposes Israeli construction near Western Wall

By Dayna Gillespie, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh The Palestine Liberation Organization expressed its opposition to the proposed construction of a Jewish museum and education center at the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday, according to a Jerusalem Post report. The Western Wall Heritage foundation promotes the ...

Memories of Ezra Schwartz

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda In the West Bank three weeks ago, Ezra Schwartz, an American student who was studying and volunteering in Israel, died in a terrorist attack. An armed Palestinian motorist opened fire toward cars, including a van that 18-year-old Schwartz was in, near Alon Shvut, just two hours after a ...

Simulation teaches students about hunger in America

By Chuck Dobrosielski, for the Mitzpeh, @chuckdobro A local man with a criminal history broke into the corner store Thursday night, stealing several bottles of soda. It’s fine though; it was a pretend corner store with a pretend shopkeeper selling pretend food from behind surprisingly breakable pretend bulletproof glass at JFarm’s ...

Movie screening and panel acknowledged sexual assault in Jewish community

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 Phil Jacobs, the former editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times, took part in a movie screening panel at Maryland Hillel that discussed the issue of sexual assault Tuesday evening. The movie, titled “Standing Silent,” followed Jacobs as he wrote a series of articles about sexual molestation within ...

SHABAM attracts more than 1,600 students to Shabbat meals

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Every year Jewish Terps all over campus participate in Hillel’s annual Shabbat Across Maryland, also known as SHABAM, where students have the opportunity to experience an intimate Shabbat meal with friends somewhere on campus, whether that be a residence hall, Greek house or student’s ...

Routes: Day of Jewish Learning attracts 550 attendees

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 More than 550 Jews convened in the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s Van Munching Hall for Routes, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s day of Jewish learning Nov. 15. The day-long event brought in Jewish educators and experts from the Washington Jewish community and beyond to ...

SJP compares Palestinian situation to Black America

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda As a part of the Muslim Student Association’s “Unity Week,” Students for Justice in Palestine and the Organization of Prison Abolitionists hosted “From #Palestine2Ferguson,” a presentation about how Palestinian oppression can be related to police brutality in the United States, Nov. ...

The Zangsters are victorious at Kedma dodgeball tournament

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 The Zangsters defeated My Kemp Mill in the finals of Kedma’s annual dodgeball tournament Saturday night in the Armory. The tournament consisted of 17 teams with eight to 10 members each. Every group played two preliminary rounds before organizers seeded one to 17 and placed the teams into ...

Student group holds vigil for terror victims

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir The Maryland Israel Coalition organized a vigil on McKeldin Mall on Oct. 19 to bring the Jewish community together to commemorate those who lost their lives during the unrest in Israel. “We need to condemn bigotry, hatred and incitement, and move forward with thoughts of peace as a communi...

Jewish a cappella showcase draws 900

By Chuck Dobrosielski, for the Mitzpeh, @chuckdobro Maryland Hillel held its second annual “A Cappella Showcase Fundraiser” Oct. 17 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, with around 900 people in attendance. “It was an amazing opportunity to show off the students and bring the community together,” said Shuli Tropp, ...