• New Saudi leadership opens avenues for Middle East friendship

    By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JacobAndrewBaum Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.  In recent history, U.S. relations with the Saudi Arabian government have been characterized by a trade-off between emphasis on human rights and security. During President Barack Obama’s administration, Saudi leaders rejected ...
  • New JLIC couple makes its way into Hillel for fall

    By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news Rabbi Elie Schwartz and his wife, Miriam, will arrive at Maryland Hillel this August to serve as the new Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple, but they won’t be alone – baby Schwartz No. 1 will be with them, too. After news that one of the JLIC couples, Alex and Ahuva Tsykin, would ...
  • CTC: campus’ quickest minyan

    By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehiggins One of the upstairs minyanim at Hillel, better known as CTC, is a place for people to come together on Friday nights specifically attracting those who like to do minimal singing. For Noam Weintraub, the president of Congregation of Tired Curmudgeons, the decision to attend CTC was fairly simple. ...
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  • Campus farmers market offers many fresh, but limited kosher, options

    By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Every Wednesday, right in front of Cole Field House, this university’s farmers market provides students with a change of pace with a variety of items from fresh produce to unique stands featuring hummus, dips and more. While The Farmers Market at Maryland provides a platform for small businesses and ...
  • European Judo set for 2018 championships in Israel

    By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Israel will host the European Judo Championships’ senior event for the first time next year. “This will be the first time we will host the European Championship for the senior [event],” said Moshe Ponte, president of the Israel Judo Association, in an interview with the EJU. “It will be a ...
  • Terps for Israel lobbies, builds relationships with congressional staffers

      By Cody Branchaw For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Terps for Israel led a group of students to Capitol Hill May 2 to lobby senators and representatives, as the new administration’s rhetoric poses threats to overseas aid and involvement. Fifteen students, most of whom are members of the bipartisan group, visited nearly a dozen lawmakers’ ...
  • Soccer fans with anti-Semitic history charged for vulgar chant

    By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart A group of fans of Chelsea Football Club (F.C.) were filmed singing an anti-Semitic chant before the team’s The Football Association Challenge Cup semi-final match in London against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. on April 22. The group of Chelsea supporters gathered at the Green Man Pub near Wembley ...
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  • Graduating Terps prepare to say goodbye at Hillel’s Senior Send-Off

    By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Hillel community is looking forward to its next big upcoming event from May 12 through May 14, which is centered around celebrating graduating Terps. The weekend includes a Shabbat dinner, beer garden and barbecue with Ari Israel, Hillel’s executive director. Program and operations associate ...
  • Meditation Monday kicks off new tradition of Wellness Week

    By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news With the stress of finals fast approaching, Hillel decided to start a new tradition with Wellness Week, beginning with Meditation Monday. A few students gathered in Rosenbloom Hillel Center Shul for some Monday afternoon relaxation with Rabbi Aderet Drucker. “We want Hillel to a place that cares ...
  • Wellness Week provides trail mix to encourage healthy finals snacking

    By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 As part of Maryland Hillel’s Wellness Week, students and organizers hosted “Trail Mix Tuesday,” an event that allowed students to make bags of trail mix in an effort to relieve stress from finals. About 15 students came to enjoy trail mix composed of M&M’s, granola, dried cranberries and ...