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Polish historian comes to UMD to present “Historical Atlas of Hasidism”

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Polish historian and professor discussed the magic of Geographic Information Systems and the patterns of Eastern European Hasidism Thursday evening in Susquehanna Hall at this university...

Hillel Fellows meet with students to discuss Alternative Break trips

By Dan Novak For Mitzpeh @dplnovak   Organizers of Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break trips met with interested students over ice cream Thursday to recruit and discuss the trips before the application deadline this Sunday. For ...

Hundreds dance and sing throughout campus for Simchat Torah

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Over a hundred students danced for almost five hours Monday night for Simchat Torah. Many do not even attend this university. Students danced from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at ...

First Look Fair draws students from all over campus, offers opportunities for Jewish students

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Students at this university gathered on McKeldin Mall Thursday for the annual “First Look Fair,” which boasted many clubs for Jewish students to join. The fair itself ran from 10 a.m. ...

Ometz celebrates end of Sabbath with cookies, music during Havdallah celebration

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Ometz hosted a special Havdallah celebration complete with singing, service and food at Hillel Saturday night. Ometz is a student-led, Egalitarian community based on Conservative ...

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. ...

Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot. This university’s main commence...

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 ...

The big send-off: seniors celebrate with drinks, food at Hillel’s beer garden

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The impending graduation of students at this university was a bittersweet topic for seniors participating in Thursday’s beer garden event held at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center. As the second part of ...

MEOR hosts end-of-semester barbecue, bonfire for Lag B’Omer

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students at this university and members of the Jewish community gathered at the MEOR Maryland house Wednesday to take part in a celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday. Lag B’Omer occurs on the 33rd ...