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Food insecure Jewish students lack affordable, kosher dining options

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 Around one in every five students at this university is food insecure, according to a Counseling Center study reported in the Diamondback last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being ...

Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus. Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of ...

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...

Camp Ramah searches Hillel for new hires

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori Camp Ramah in New England and their D.C. Day Camp conglomerate kicked off hiring season on Thursday, Nov. 14 with a stop at this university’s Hillel center to recruit new staff members for the 2020 ...

UMD students stand strong against hate, bigotry in McKeldin Mall protest

By Char Freedberg News editor @Mitzpeh Members of the Key of David Christian Center from Philadelphia were met with opposition when they came to demonstrate on McKeldin Mall on Tuesday, as students at this university quickly gathered in a ...

Eisenhower speaks on lessons learned from World War II at lecture

By Fatemeh Paryavi For Mitzpeh @KarmaLife_2   Around 250 student and faculty members came to see Dwight D. Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower, give a lecture on the implications of decision-making in World War II. H...

What happened to the Maryland Hillel Center kickoff event?

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Maryland Hillel was all set to mark a new chapter with the start of their fundraising campaign for the new Maryland Hillel Center, until they weren’t. The event was promoted as a ...

Terp Thon’s Day of Miracles exceeds $100,000 donation goal

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Day of Miracles, Terp Thon’s largest fundraising event of the year, raised $130,472 in 24 hours for children and families at Children’s National Hospital. Their event, which was ...

“You can’t have it all.” Rabbi speaks about diversity of opinions in Jewish community

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva of Hadar, came to this university on Monday to discuss his philosophy regarding religious practice in Judaism and in the ...

Washington Post executive editor urges young reporters to keep asking questions

By Samantha Subin For Mitzpeh @samantha_subin   Marty Baron, the executive editor of The Washington Post, urged every reporter to think of themselves as an investigative journalist during a discussion with students and faculty at ...