2018-2019 120 results

Texas A&M professor visits UMD to talk about Nazi drinking rituals, war crimes

By Ryan Wu For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a history professor from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, said at a seminar at Taliaferro Hall last Wednesday that the Nazi drinking rituals during World War II helped facilit...

SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate

By Elana Morris For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night. Though the bill did not explicitly ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Passover Seder highlighting issues with immigrant, refugee rights

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a “Freedom Seder” Tuesday night, which served as a unique seder that allowed students to discuss immigrants’ and refugees’ rights and how these modern-day ...

Students gathered at Hillel workshop to discuss BDS bill, prepare statements for SGA meeting

By Jason Glazer For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted a writing workshop Tuesday night for students and faculty who want to speak against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill at the SGA meeting on Wednesday, April 24. The ...

Eisenhower speaks on lessons learned from World War II at lecture

By Fatemeh Paryavi For Mitzpeh @KarmaLife_2   Around 250 student and faculty members came to see Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, give a lecture on the implications of decision-making in World War II. H...

NHBT recap: Yeshiva University captures men’s, women’s titles at tournament that was about more than just basketball

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   The National Hillel Basketball Tournament brought roughly 1,200 Jewish students from across the country to campus this weekend, NHBT Board Chairman David Stein said. Along with the ...

Yeshiva men’s team crowned champions of 2019 National Hillel Basketball Tournament

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Yeshiva University overcame Johns Hopkins University 64-49 in the top tier championship at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament Sunday afternoon. Johns Hopkins finished with a ...

Stern College at Yeshiva University victorious in NHBT women’s championship game

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   The women’s championship game for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament was held at Ritchie Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Stern College of Yeshiva University in New York faced ...

Hundreds turn out for NHBT opening ceremony, bracket games kickoff

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Copy editor @Jessenassh   About 50 students in colorful pennies gathered around the ceremonial candle at 8:59 p.m. in Reckord Armory for Havdalah Saturday night. The room that had minutes before been ...

Students celebrate Shabbat dinner with old, new friends to kick off annual NHBT weekend

By Fatemeh Paryavi For Mitzpeh @KarmaLife_2 As the sun set Friday night, indicating the beginning of yet another Shabbat for the Jewish community at this university, students who are taking part in this year’s National Hillel Basketball ...