2017-2018 98 results

Material published in 2017-2018 school year.

With vote to condemn Trump’s Jerusalem decision, UN proves to be on side of peace

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh Early this month, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy there from Tel Aviv. Following the announcement, there were protests on the West ...

German Jew rising in ranks of Miss Germany contest

By Hailey Philbin For Mitzpeh @haileyphilbin When I think of Germany, I think of warm, apple strudel, twisted pretzels, the Bavarian Alps, and, of course, a stein of cold beer. However, I also think of Germany’s complex history. The mid-20th ...

Backman’s Corner: International conference for Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Dinner is served; With 5,000 of your closest friends. In what is one of the largest sit down dinners in New York City, the banquet has become the gala of the weekend. The last weekend of November ...

Exclusion of Democrats at Hanukkah party signals divisiveness under Trump administration

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Last Thursday, President Donald Trump held the annual White House Hanukkah Party with a significant change from previous years – he didn’t invite any Democrats. In the past, the event has ...

After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location

By Eugene Nash For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Chabad’s menorah lighting program kicked off the first night of Hanukkah at its new location on McKeldin Mall Tuesday night. The program is now in its 21st year at this university, and was previously ...

23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has ...

Notable Jewish athlete was UMD walk-on basketball player

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Alvin Lann is a high school track star who grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from McKinley High School in 1945. His successful high school athletic career began when he placed second in the ...

Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070. Chabad applied for and ...

A look back at Michael Herson’s baseball career as a Terp

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Michael Herson started playing baseball in 1964 at Northwood High School in nearby Silver Spring. He received a scholarship to play baseball at this university as a pitcher for the freshman team in ...

The future remains uncertain for Israeli national soccer team

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann Fans of Israeli soccer have had a frustrating couple of months. In October, Israel failed, yet again, to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, making it 47 years now since the national team has qualified. ...