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JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest

By Jamie Kerner For Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday. The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., ...

Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For many students, showing up to Thursday's protest against Israel Fest at this university was one of the few ways they could convey pro-Palestine perspectives without repercussions. Students for ...

Members of the Jewish community gather in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students and members of this university’s Jewish community came together Wednesday night in somber respect to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Maryland Hillel hosted the ceremony ...

Former California congressional candidate speaks out about anti-Semitic hate speech

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321   Overcoming hate speech and not being afraid of who you are and your beliefs can be one of the most gratifying feelings in life, an equal-justice activist told students at this university ...

Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018. The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom ...

Hillel kicks off Israel Week, reminding students that ‘hummus’ where the heart is

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Maryland Hillel celebrated Israel’s 70th year of independence by making hummus and showing “Hummus! The Movie” at the Cambridge Community Center Sunday night. Hummus is eaten all over the ...

Interfaith panel uses food to discuss relationships between Passover, Easter

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The cultural intersection between Passover and Easter came to a head at an interfaith panel Wednesday, when the topic of food was on everyone’s mind. Three faith-based leaders—Rabbi Aderet ...

Anti-Semitism had its largest ever increase in 2017 in U.S., study shows

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops The increase in anti-Semitism in the U.S. in 2017 was the highest ever since data was first collected in 1979, according to a new study published by the Anti-Defamation League. The study, published in ...

Thurgood Marshall Jr. urges students to build bridges at Brody Foundation Public Policy Forum

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The School of Public Policy at this university hosted a discussion with Thurgood Marshall Jr., an accomplished lawyer who formerly worked for the federal government, at the Stamp Student Union Tuesday ...

Mishelanu, Maryland Hillel conclude Pesach with UMD’s first Mimouna festival

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel and Israeli American Council Mishelanu hosted this university’s first Mimouna, a traditional Moroccan Jewish festival celebrating the end of Passover, at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center ...