March 2015 17 results

Sanctions only viable option to combat Iran’s nuclear program

by Jake Baum “Opportunity, prosperity and justice”: President Barack Obama used these words in 2009 to describe his hopes for the future of the Iranian government’s attitude toward its people. However, the reality that Obama envisi...

Hillel’s JWLC focused on making the most out of a college experience

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi The second annual Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference was held on March 8 at Hillel. Participants attended seminars that were geared toward a variety of professional world readiness, ...

New student group Lavi talks about Shmita during its first event

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi Jewish students on campus found a hole in the list of opportunities to get involved with their peers who wanted to think about sociological issues more than they want to analyze religion, so ...

Keepin’ it kosher; Jewish students may have options

By Natalie Koltun, For the Mitzpeh, @Nat_Koltun   As any student who keeps kosher will tell you, the University of Maryland is limited in food options that align with the strict diet. Aviva Pollack, a senior classical languages and ...

Good Deeds Day: Hillel-sponsored day of service sends volunteers to help local nonprofits

By Charles Hansler, staff writer, @CharlieHansler  More than 100 students participated in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day on March 1. Good Deeds Day is an international celebration of service that businesswoman and philanthropist Shari ...

With reduced campus parking options, can students park at Hillel?

By Jacob Schaperow, Editor-in-chief, @jschap1 For those of you who know me, you know that I am not much of a rule-breaker. So when I got my first parking ticket from the Department of Transportation Services last summer, it should be no ...

Purim vs. Halloween: Religious significance creates different meaning for Jewish holiday

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Everyone looks to a holiday as a little escape and break from their everyday lives. Whether it’s for religious or traditional reasons, holidays bring excitement and fun to our typical schedules....

University housing plan restructured due to budget cuts, many options still available

By Jake Baum, For the Mitzpeh, @JakeAtUMD Over winter break, this university began the process of restructuring its housing plan for the years to come. State-imposed budget cuts totaling about $15.6 million stunted the university’s ability ...

A sneak peak at the 2015 Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum   As the 2015 Israeli elections draw closer, many different candidates from various political parties are scrambling to earn their spots as leaders within the Israeli government. The upcoming ...

Masorti Shabbaton connects Jewish campus leaders

By Sharadha Kalyanam, for the Mitzpeh, @sharadhak The Second Annual Masorti On Campus Shabbaton was a chance for traditional-egalitarian Jewish students to get together, exchange ideas and find solutions to problems faced by Jewish students ...