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Members of the Jewish community gather in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students and members of this university’s Jewish community came together Wednesday night in somber respect to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Maryland Hillel hosted the ceremony ...

Former California congressional candidate speaks out about anti-Semitic hate speech

By Constantine Martin For Mitzpeh @gusmartin321   Overcoming hate speech and not being afraid of who you are and your beliefs can be one of the most gratifying feelings in life, an equal-justice activist told students at this university ...

Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018. The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom ...

Hillel kicks off Israel Week, reminding students that ‘hummus’ where the heart is

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Maryland Hillel celebrated Israel’s 70th year of independence by making hummus and showing “Hummus! The Movie” at the Cambridge Community Center Sunday night. Hummus is eaten all over the ...

Interfaith panel uses food to discuss relationships between Passover, Easter

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The cultural intersection between Passover and Easter came to a head at an interfaith panel Wednesday, when the topic of food was on everyone’s mind. Three faith-based leaders—Rabbi Aderet ...

Anti-Semitism had its largest ever increase in 2017 in U.S., study shows

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops The increase in anti-Semitism in the U.S. in 2017 was the highest ever since data was first collected in 1979, according to a new study published by the Anti-Defamation League. The study, published in ...

Thurgood Marshall Jr. urges students to build bridges at Brody Foundation Public Policy Forum

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The School of Public Policy at this university hosted a discussion with Thurgood Marshall Jr., an accomplished lawyer who formerly worked for the federal government, at the Stamp Student Union Tuesday ...

Mishelanu, Maryland Hillel conclude Pesach with UMD’s first Mimouna festival

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel and Israeli American Council Mishelanu hosted this university’s first Mimouna, a traditional Moroccan Jewish festival celebrating the end of Passover, at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center ...

Schwartz family opens home and grill for students to celebrate last days of Passover

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Rabbi Elie and Miriam Schwartz opened their home Friday afternoon to Jewish students who were on campus for the last few days of Passover for a holiday-friendly barbecue. The event was run through ...

Hillel makes pizza on Passover a reality with “Lotsa Matzah Pizza” event

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel invited students to come and make their own matzah pizzas at La Plata Hall Wednesday night at its event, “Lotsa Matzah Pizza.” “Having this event kind of just gives you another ...