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After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location

By Eugene Nash For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Chabad’s menorah lighting program kicked off the first night of Hanukkah at its new location on McKeldin Mall Tuesday night. The program is now in its 21st year at this university, and was previously ...

Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070. Chabad applied for and ...

UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko     Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as ...

Kedma board adds five new members, one new position after election

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 The Kedma board welcomed five new members to its ranks in addition to establishing a new position when its election polls closed at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. The newly-appointed members of the ...

Peaceful protests in Middle East inspire advocacy at UMD

By Katherine Brzozowski For Mitzpeh @katbrzoz29 J Street UMD presented “Budrus: It Takes a Village to Unite the Most Divided People on Earth,” a documentary about conflict in a Palestinian village, at the Stamp Student Union Monday night. J ...

International conference educates audience about end of Jewish life in Arab lands

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 "The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen and its Emigration" was just one of the lectures that was given at the End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands International Conference Tuesday. The ...

At graduation ceremony, students reflect on how MEOR shaped their Jewish identities

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Students at this university shared what MEOR meant to them in a Maimonides graduation ceremony Sunday. MEOR is one of the major Jewish organizations on campus. Executive Director Rabbi Ari ...

Mike Pence speaks at reenactment of vote to establish Israel

By Harrison Cann For Mitzpeh @harry_cann     Vice President Mike Pence was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at a reenactment on Tuesday that celebrated the U.N.’s vote to establish the State of Israel. According ...

Terps for Israel lobbies against BDS, Hezbollah at Capitol Hill

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 About 12 students went to Capitol Hill with Terps for Israel on Tuesday to advocate pro-Israel legislation on their biannual lobbying trip. The group focused on Iran’s nuclear deal, the Boycott, Divest...

University of Michigan professor explains how emigration created Israeli identity

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Within an intimate room in H.J. Patterson Hall, University of Michigan professor Bryan K. Roby explained how emigration sculpted Israeli culture and identity Tuesday night. The event, hosted by the ...