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Mezumenet ends semester with showcase of new parodies

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Mezumenet, the all-female Jewish a cappella group on campus, finished off the semester with its spring concert May 7. The group showcased songs like “That's What Makes a Jewish Girl,” a parody of One ...

Rak Shalom announces upcoming CD, entertains audience at final concert

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD “Our mission with our music is to go around and spread the love of Jewish music, and give people a meaningful performance, not just one they’ll enjoy.” That’s senior bioengineering major Noah ...

Kol Sasson celebrates 20th anniversary with songs, slides, speeches

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD Students and alumni flooded the tiny stage in the partitioned, gray auditorium of the Riggs Alumni Center – singing, swaying, bobbing, beatboxing and generally relishing the opportunity to create ...

“Confront injustice,” says rabbi in speech about civil rights movement

By Amanda Fusting For the Mitzpeh @amandafusting Maryland Hillel welcomed Rabbi Saul Berman Saturday to talk about his experiences in the march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama with Martin Luther King Jr.  Berman shared his personal ...

Hillel’s Wellness Week gives students chance to take mental break before finals

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 Looking for a way to provide stress relief and study breaks for students during finals week, Hillel decided to host its first annual Wellness Week. From May 8-11, Maryland Hillel will host various ...

Sermon Slam brings together poetry, artwork, identity

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a Jewish students at this university spread their voices about Judaism, identities and struggles in Sermon Slam hosted by LAVI UMD at the Stamp Student Union Thursday night. About 100 people attended the ...

Israel’s new religious database raises questions, concerns from rabbis around world

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Last month, Israel’s Ministry of Religious Affairs announced plans to create a database of every Jewish person in the world for the purpose of speeding marriage registration in Israel, according to The ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Yom HaZikaron ceremony to honor fallen soldiers, families

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Maryland Hillel held a Yom HaZikaron ceremony Monday night at the Riggs Alumni Center to remember fallen soldiers and civilian victims of political violence. Israel’s Memorial Day is a time of ...

Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest. About 1,500 to 2,000 ...

Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous ...