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New fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls discovered

By Nene Narh-Mensah For Mitzpeh @Nene_NarhMensah The Cave of Horror is a fitting name for a place to uncover ancient archaeological secrets.  Israeli archeologists last Tuesday discovered document fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ...

Mishelanu’s Zoom Israeli paint night is smashing success

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Holding events in-person has been difficult for many clubs, but this university’s Israeli American Council Mishelanu group for Israeli-American students has had greater success. On March 1, Mishel...

Michael Bassin joins Terps for Israel: From college student to IDF Soldier

By Brandie Bland For Mitzpeh @BlandBrandie With passable Arabic language skills on a quest to understand the Israeli-Arab conflict, self-described “proud, pro-Israel American Jew” Michael Bassin got on a plane headed to the United Arab ...

Kedma Mishloach Manot sales increase amid pandemic

By Daryl Perry For Mitzpeh @starylize To celebrate Purim this year, Kedma, this university’s Orthodox Jewish group, sold mishloach manot (traditional gifts of food) to students. Parents also bought Purim-themed gift bags from Kedma for ...

Israel’s Pfizer vaccine delivery leads global charge; U.S. struggles

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Israel’s vaccine program leads the global effort, with 40.5% of its population already completely vaccinated. Its centralized effort and relationship with Pfizer appear to be paying dividends....

Hamsa club unveils spring semester events

By Nene Narh-Mensah For Mitzpeh @Nene_NarhMensah Hamsa, the Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies student group at this university, announced new events for the spring semester, including a new round of Nice Jewish Queer discussions, a game night, a ...

Kedma uncertain about hosting in-person events during the pandemic

By Erin Harper For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh As this university wraps up another semester of mostly virtual classes, Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group on campus, is hesitant to host limited in-person events and services. Founded in 1997, Kedma ...

Community comes together to combat COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh Over the past few weeks, a combination of cold weather and the return to campus after time away has led to a spike in COVID-19 cases among students at this university. The Jewish response? Fight it ...

Hillel connects students despite the pandemic

By Erin Harper @umdmitzpeh For Mitzpeh Despite the COVID-19 pandemic reshaping how each semester looks for college students, this university’s Hillel has continued to host a series of virtual freshmen events and Shabbat to-go dinners to ...

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 ...