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UMD soccer player stays close to Jewish roots

By Ben Weiner For the Mitzpeh @mrhockey929 Having a strong work ethic makes balancing academics, sports and Jewish studies all possible for Maryland Men’s Soccer defender Aaron Franco. “Both on and off the field he gives nothing but the best,” said Michael Heitzmann, a freshman finance major,  teammate and best friend of Franco. ...

Hillel’s Winter Fest successful despite late Hanukkah this year

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Even though Hanukkah does not start for another two-and-a-half weeks, students found time to celebrate the Festival of Lights together before the end of the semester. Students played holiday games among a DJ light show while indulging in latkes, donuts, ice cream, and hot chocolate at ...

Terrapin Row makes Shabbat accommodations for Jewish students

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Almost every year a new apartment complex is built, giving students fresh options for housing in the coming school year. But with many of the new buildings, like Terrapin Row, implementing electronic keys, a number of Jewish students faced an obstacle finding a place to live. Some students ...

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

By 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? On a simple level Chanukah commemorates the ancient military victory of the Jewish Hasmon...

Hillel provides opportunity to watch NBA’s first Israeli player

By Ben Cooper For the Mitzpeh @bcoopz7 With the National Basketball Association season now well underway, Maryland Hillel students attended the Washington Wizards game versus the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28. The trip, organized by Israeli Fellow Shira Gabay and Hillel Programs/Operations Associate Alyssa Silva gave students the chance to ...

UMD students create journaling app

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @NicoleKirkner A new app created in February by two students at this university will help users capture daily memories in a digital journal directly on their smartphones. Line A Day is a journaling app co-created by sophomore letters and sciences student Benjamin Taragin and senior computer science major ...

Resident Life creates Hebrew cluster chaos (Sept. 1994)

By 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. Resident life officials filled a vacancy in the female suite last week with a student who had been living in a temporary triple room in Easton Hall. Each year, students ...

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

By 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. The program, known as Birthright 2000, is aimed at giving students who have never been to Israel a chance to explore the Holy Land. The trip will be held from Jan. 5-16 for Univers...

Participants, spectators enjoy Kedma’s annual dodgeball tournament

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Kedma held its annual dodgeball tournament at the Reckord Armory gymnasium on Saturday, Oct. 29. Twelve teams of at least eight students faced off for the title as champions of the tournament. “Dodgeball is not the typical sport you think of when you think of athleticism,” said Kedma ...

From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)

Students deal with kashrut and drinking By Melissa Moore When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate portrayal of the student body, kosher students who wish to partake in the debauchery can have a ...