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Palestinian newspaper endorses Jewish candidate in Maryland U.S. Senate election

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321 In an unprecedented move, the most popular newspaper in the Palestinian territories endorsed a Jewish candidate in a U.S. election. In April, Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds, which typically ...

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 ...

Seniors take first place at annual JHacks hackathon with “Too Long; Didn’t Watch”

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted March 13 at 7:44 a.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Jeremy Bell For Mitzpeh @jerebell3 Two seniors won at the third annual JHacks hackathon ...

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 ...

Kemp Mill to welcome new kosher Chinese takeout restaurant Holy Chow!

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Kemp Mill will soon welcome a new kosher Chinese takeout restaurant into the community, and the man behind it is a UMD alum. Holy Chow! will make its debut into the heavily Jewish populated ...

College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles ...

Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous ...

Routes: Day of Jewish Learning attracts 550 attendees

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 More than 550 Jews convened in the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s Van Munching Hall for Routes, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s day of Jewish learning Nov. 15. The ...

The Purple Line: What to expect and when

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 As a civil engineering major, I sometimes like to inform people around me of random civil engineering-related facts. From now on, I will research a planned or in-progress construction project on ...