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Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20 Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on ...

Kedma election fills five board positions, including president, vice president

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish community on campus, elected executive board members and officers for five of its eleven positions this week. Liana Chesir was elected vice president of Kedma, taking over ...

Students open hearts, minds through poetry at Sermon Slam 2019

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Stamp Student Union’s grand ballroom lounge wasn’t just a room full of poetry and snapping Monday night but also a room full of bravery, identity and emotion as students shared their renditions ...

Hillel hosts Red Cross blood drive to give back to those in need

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson Maryland Hillel hosted its biannual blood drive in the Multi-Purpose room at the Rosenbloom Center Friday afternoon. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 25 members of the Hillel community were able to ...

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...

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 ...