Argentina men’s national team urged not to play Israel
By Constantine Martin
Argentina’s men’s national soccer team, including FC Barcelona’s soccer mega-star Lionel Messi, has been urged by the boycott, divestment, sanctions movement to cancel its friendly match against Israel on June 9 in Tel Aviv, just one week before the start of the 2018 World Cup in Russia....
The big send-off: seniors celebrate with drinks, food at Hillel’s beer garden
By Ambriah Underwood
The impending graduation of students at this university was a bittersweet topic for seniors participating in Thursday’s beer garden event held at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center.
As the second part of three gatherings slated to kickstart Maryland Hillel’s annual senior sendoff, the Senior Beer ...
What do people do for Lag B’Omer? Roast marshmallows, of course!
By Daniel Ofman
UMD Chabad held a celebration, organized by Rabbi Eli Backman, for Lag B'Omer Wednesday night. About 30 people attended the event, and everyone was socializing while making the s'mores. At this relaxing evening at the end of the school year, people could take a break from studying and forget about ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Nathan Fredman and Devorah Savitsky
By Kira Cohen
Junior sociology major Devorah Savitsky and senior physics major Nathan Fredman met up at Cold Stone Creamery on Route 1 April 26. Both Savitsky and Fredman are Honors Humanities alumni. Although Mitzpeh Matchmaker dates are typically “blind,” the two were surprised to find that they actually ...
Avirah hosts first ever end-of-year Israeli dance showcase
By Samantha Caruso
Avirah, the University of Maryland’s Israeli dance troupe, hosted its first end-of-year showcase Sunday evening at the Memorial Chapel.
The showcase included six dances, each with their own fast-paced choreography and colorful costumes. Avirah performed half of the dances and Yesodot, the ...
Gift of Life introduces stem cell donor to recipient during NHBT bracket games
By Savannah Williams
While players from around the country gritted their teeth, leapt into the air and dove after basketballs in the bracket rounds of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, one woman stood on the sidelines, preparing to meet the man who saved her life.
Esther Bogin drove from her home in ...
NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large
By Savannah Williams
Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.
The matches, which ran from 9 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, spread through an otherwise quiet corner of campus, taking over ...
Maryland students show off their ‘Turf’ at NHBT’s bar night
By Jacqueline Hyman
Half the crowd at Terrapin’s Turf on Thursday night came for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament’s bar night, the first event of the jam-packed weekend.
This weekend, over 300 players from across the country will gather to compete in the annual basketball tournament. But bar night ...
Mezumenet’s new album opening on high note with music video release
By Morgan Politzer
Mezumenet certainly isn’t “mezzin’ around” as the university’s all-female Jewish a cappella group prepares for the launch of its new album, Mezcellaneous.
Mezcellaneous is the group’s third studio album and will be released on Spotify on April 17. The album has a total of 11 songs and ...