2018-2019 120 results

Jew You Should Know: David Stein

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   3...2...1 The energy is contagious. Fans are cheering, players are sweating, and the Xfinity Center is bursting with energy as the bright yellow numbers tick down. This is no ...

As votes were being counted, UMD community joined former U.S. ambassador to discuss implications of Israel election

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected in a close race to what will be a record fifth term in office Tuesday night, despite facing a pending criminal indictment on bribery ...

Months after security scare, Hillel center to be accessible only by swipe

By Deborah Brown Copy editor @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel posted signs on Thursday announcing that students would be required to swipe in with their university IDs to enter the Rosenbloom Hillel Center beginning Monday, April 8. This security ...

From Jew-ish to Jew: How Jewish students connect to faith at UMD

By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye For Mitzpeh @aminableu10 There is a big difference between being born Jewish and choosing to be Jewish. Although born into Jewish families, some students were largely uninvolved with their religious identities until they ...

Terps for Israel hosts former senior adviser to U.S. ambassador to discuss Israeli election

By Ryan Wu For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Thair Abu Ras, a second-year Ph.D. student in government and politics at this university, said Israel’s current prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands a better chance than his opposition of ...

Hillel hosts annual Global Justice Shabbat with focus on prison reform

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   Maryland Hillel hosted its seventh annual Global Justice Shabbat Friday night March 29th on the topic of prison reform. The event consisted of a Shabbat dinner with a speech and ...

SGA president was within boundaries of fairness, moral obligation in speaking at AIPAC

By David Brown For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Wednesday, March 27, The Diamondback published an opinion piece supporting student groups’ criticism of Student Government Association President Jonathan Allen’s decision to speak at the American ...

New faculty, staff panel addresses issues of race, discrimination at UMD

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   EmbraceRace @ UMD, a new initiative that was pioneered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and began at the beginning of this semester, met for their fourth session on Tuesday in ...

Students sprung by Kedma spring movie series

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   Some students spend their Saturday nights at the bars. Others choose to study or go to the mall. On three Saturday nights this semester, the Orthodox Jews at this university are cozying ...

Rabbi visits Hillel for discussion about courage, leadership

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel received a visit on Feb. 25 from Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan, who spent an hour empowering students with a discussion about courage and leadership, overcoming fear and perfection...