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Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer ...

Purim celebrations undimmed despite growing COVID-19 concerns

By Laina S. Miller For Mitzpeh @LainaSMiller Purim, celebrated this year on Monday evening and Tuesday, arrived in the midst of the growing international COVID-19 outbreak. Traditional celebrations, including parties, gatherings for the ...

African refugee to Israel shares experiences at Terps for Israel event

By Mohan Xu @XuMohan1 Staff writer Mutasim A. Ali talked about his own experiences in Israel being an African refugee and about asylum seekers and refugee policy in Israel on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Tydings Hall. “One of the reasons ...

Save a Child’s Heart volunteers ask students to share the love on Valentine’s Day

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Stationed outside of Stamp Student Union on Valentine’s Day morning, sophomore public policy and communications major Atara Kahn could be heard asking two questions that are hard to say no to: ...

America’s Border Conflict Part 2: Why many feel comparison between migrant detention centers, concentration camps is inappropriate

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori This story is a continuation from part 1: “Analyzing claims that U.S. detention centers are modern-day concentration camps.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sparked controversy this ...

America’s Border Conflict Part 1: Analyzing claims that U.S. detention centers are modern-day concentration camps

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a series of tweets, posts, videos and interviews this past June, compared the migrant detention centers on U.S. borders to concentration camps, a claim that ...

Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcri...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...