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Former State Department advisor shares expert opinion Trump administration’s relationship with Israel

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Aaron David Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. State Department as a former advisor for Arab-Israeli relations, spoke to over 100 students about the future of the U.S.-Israeli relationship with the ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on dragon slaying in Ancient Hebrew texts

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Dragons, storm gods, and the sea were the focal points of Robert Miller’s lecture Wednesday when he addressed a group of about 30 students and faculty. The lecture, “Dragonslaying in the Ancient ...

Students innovate, network in Shabbat-friendly hackathon

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW Jewish and non-Jewish students poured into the Hillel Center Feb. 18 for the JHacks Hackathon, a full day of coding and designing apps, web applications and hardware. The clamor of conversation and wiggling ...

Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon. “When refugees are under ...

Jewish a cappella group Kol Sasson hosts annual winter concert

By Benjamin Weiner For the Mitzpeh @mrhockey929 This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group, Kol Sasson, rocked the Ulrich Concert Hall in Tawes Hall Saturday during its annual winter concert. Consistently performing  a variety of ...

Kedma election results for spring 2017 executive board have come in

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner The results are in for the spring 2017 Kedma board, and unlike some elections, the popular vote always decides who will take control over the Orthodox Jewish group of this university. Over 200 ...

Hillel’s Winter Fest successful despite late Hanukkah this year

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Even though Hanukkah does not start for another two-and-a-half weeks, students found time to celebrate the Festival of Lights together before the end of the semester. Students played holiday ...

Mezumenet holds its fall concert for alumni, students Saturday night

By Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh @alysonlyn The all-female Jewish a capella group Mezumenet held its fall concert in Memorial Chapel on Saturday night. The group sang eight songs with an intermission after the fourth song. About 100 people ...

Hillel’s SHABAM event puts students “at the helm” of hosting Shabbat meals across campus

By Jack Wisniewski @jaywizzywizard Staff writer As part of Hillel’s annual Shabbat Across Maryland program, students all over campus were able to experience Shabbat alongside friends in the comfort of their own dorms, apartments, and houses ...

Human rights advocate Jacqueline Isaac speaks to UMD students on problems facing Middle Eastern community

By Senaya Savir Staff writer @SenayaSavir   On Nov. 17, human rights advocate Jacqueline Isaac visited Van Munching Hall to discuss a nonprofit organization she co-founded, as well as her input on the current refugee crisis and her ...