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Ossoff elected as Georgia’s first Jewish senator amid rampant anti-Semitism

By Courtney Cohn Features Editor @courtney_cohn Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff defeated former Sen. David Perdue in a close, highly-contested race in the Georgia Senate runoff election on Jan. 6, making history in his own right as the first ...

Maryland’s Jewish community prepares for Election Day

Ben Baruch @Ben_J_Baruch For Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel and the university’s Jewish community at large recognize the importance of this year’s presidential election, now just a few days away.  To galvanize Jewish voters, Maryland ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hate-Bias Response panel traces origins of Islamophobia in America

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Hate-Bias Response Program finished their semester of panels about racism on Thursday, Nov. 14, with “Deconstructing Islamophobia.” Co-sponsored by the Muslim Alliance for Social Change, this ...

The clash of values, at home and abroad

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   “Everyone has multifaceted, complex identities,” said Dr. Shibley Telhami, a professor and distinguished scholar-teacher lecturer at this university. “Every day we decide which ...

Hundreds of students join outdoor vigil on Mckeldin Mall to honor Tree of Life victims

By Adam W Glass For Mitzpeh @AdamGlass100   The air was cold and the mood was a mix of somber, subdued and reverent as hundreds of students, many holding candles, waited on the grass near McKeldin Library Monday night for a vigil, ...

UMD professor Shibley Telhami, panelists discuss Camp David Accords, Trump foreign policy at Sadat Forum

By Hugh Garbrick Staff writer @Ahh_Hugh   A panel of experts discussed the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Accords and the Trump administration’s handling of the Middle East at the Samuel Riggs Alumni Center Wednesday night. ...