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Peaceful protests in Middle East inspire advocacy at UMD

By Katherine Brzozowski For Mitzpeh @katbrzoz29 J Street UMD presented “Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth,” a documentary about conflict in a Palestinian village, at the Stamp Student Union Monday night. J ...

International conference educates audience about end of Jewish life in Arab lands

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 "The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen and its Emigration" was just one of the lectures that was given at the End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands International Conference Tuesday. The ...

At graduation ceremony, students reflect on how MEOR shaped their Jewish identities

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Students at this university shared what MEOR meant to them in a Maimonides graduation ceremony Sunday. MEOR is one of the major Jewish organizations on campus. Executive Director Rabbi Ari ...

Terps for Israel lobbies against BDS, Hezbollah at Capitol Hill

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 About 12 students went to Capitol Hill with Terps for Israel on Tuesday to advocate pro-Israel legislation on their biannual lobbying trip. The group focused on Iran’s nuclear deal, the Boycott, Divest...

University of Michigan professor explains how emigration created Israeli identity

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Within an intimate room in H.J. Patterson Hall, University of Michigan professor Bryan K. Roby explained how emigration sculpted Israeli culture and identity Tuesday night. The event, hosted by the ...

MEOR Kiddush Cup: a traditional spin on a classic college game

By Jasmine Boyd For Mitzpeh @JasmineLBoyd MEOR Maryland hosted a grape juice pong tournament Sunday night at “The Box,” MEOR’s home on campus, on Knox Road. According to its website, MEOR is “a home away from home” for Jewish students ...

Hillel hosts eleventh annual SHABAM in homes across campus

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Over 1,000 students gathered around dinner tables across this university’s campus in celebration of SHABAM Friday night. SHABAM, which stands for “Shabbat Across Maryland” is sponsored by the ...

JSU rolls out the red carpet for annual semi-formal event

By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   The Jewish Student Union held a movie premiere-style semi-formal complete with a red carpet to strut down Thursday night in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Thrown purely for the sake of ...

Oxfam’s interactive hunger banquet facilitates discussion about food insecurity, social injustice

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss In an effort to educate and inspire students at this university, the Oxfam UMD chapter held a hunger banquet and discussion at Hillel to strike conversation on the social injustices facing refugees ...

Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA

By Nicole Weinstein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do ...