• MEOR hosts end-of-semester barbecue, bonfire for Lag B’Omer

    By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students at this university and members of the Jewish community gathered at the MEOR Maryland house Wednesday to take part in a celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday. Lag B’Omer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, which is 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. Barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, ...
  • What do people do for Lag B’Omer? Roast marshmallows, of course!

    By Daniel Ofman For Mitzpeh @OfmanDaniel 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 Features editor @Mitzpeh 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 ...
  • Natalie Portman distances herself from Israeli government with Genesis Prize refusal

    By Brittany Proctor For Mitzpeh @Theyenvybritt_ Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Natalie Portman, an actress and film producer, has recently been under criticism for her recent boycott on the Israeli Government. However, Portman turned down the opportunity to receive the Genesis Prize in Israel which was the ...
  • Tunisian court rules four Israeli athletes barred from competing in taekwondo competition

    By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops A Tunisian court ruled that four Israeli taekwondo athletes would be barred from participating in the World Takwondo Junior Championships in the days before it took place from April 6-13. Ahmed Gaaloul, the president of the Tunisian taekwondo federation, was sued by a Tunisian anti-Zionist organization ...
  • Avirah hosts first ever end-of-year Israeli dance showcase

    By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @scaruso122 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 ...
  • Sermon Slam 2018 explores freedom in Judaism through slam poetry, art

    By Sarah Sopher For Mitzpeh @ssopher528 Students gathered Thursday night at the Stamp Student Union grand ballroom to discuss freedom and Judaism through the art of slam poetry. In the third consecutive year of the event, Sermon Slam 2018 was all about freedom, said Aryeh Roberts, a freshman philosophy major and co-chair of the event. He ...
  • Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler

    By Lily Rozenstauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 “Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma. Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...
  • D.C. council member needs to do more than apologize

    By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh Jews control the weather. At least, that’s what Washington, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White implied in a video he took last month. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he said. “And D.C. ...
  • NHBT semifinal games provide blowouts, thrilling comebacks

    By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi   The remaining 16 teams in four different brackets faced off Sunday morning in the Xfinity Center for the semifinal matchups of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. In the women’s bracket, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University routed the University of Maryland 27-7 while ...