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Scholars from around world discuss Jewish involvement in politics from 1492-1880

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @Omniwriterpen Academic scholars from all over the world attended The Practice of Jewish Politics conference at this university to share their ideas on Jewish involvement in politics on Sunday and Monday. Je...

Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid offers students fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid stressed that foreign influence in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians must be greatly reduced for a solution to develop in a speech given last ...

In time of need, IsraAID sees greater opportunity

By Erin Garry For the Mitzpeh @egarry12 IsraAID Co-CEO Yotam Polizer spoke to students about how disaster creates opportunity at an event co-sponsored by the Israeli Embassy at Hillel on Monday. IsraAID is a non-profit, non-governmental ...

Jewish students raise over $700 for breast cancer awareness from cupcake wars

By Dena Gershkovich For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Around 100 Jewish students participated in a cupcake wars event Saturday night and raised over $700 for Sharsheret, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and support for Jewish ...

Kemp Mill to welcome new kosher Chinese takeout restaurant Holy Chow!

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Kemp Mill will soon welcome a new kosher Chinese takeout restaurant into the community, and the man behind it is a UMD alum. Holy Chow! will make its debut into the heavily Jewish populated ...

Ben & Jerry’s founder uses business to advocate social change

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @Omniwriterpen Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s, spoke of the correlation between business and advocating for social change in Hoff Theater on Tuesday. The event was hosted by Voices of ...

J Street UMD holds open discussion about Israeli-Palestinian conflict at first meeting

By Alyson Trager For the Mitzpeh @alysontrager J Street UMD held an opening meeting Wednesday to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how students can help the cause by becoming more educated on the issue. The meeting started ...

Sen. Chris Van Hollen visits UMD, talks partisan divide in American politics

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen At a time when growing domestic and foreign issues are continuing to divide America, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development hosted U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen for an analytical discuss...

Kedma, Save a Child’s Heart host 5K fundraiser

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen On Sunday morning, several students of this university and non-students crowded in Chapel Field awaiting the Save a Child’s Heart 5K. The race fundraised for children with cardiac problems. ...

Kedma welcomes Rosh Hashanah with painting, music, refreshments

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 With the school year kicking into full gear, many students are looking for low-stress activities to engage in during their free time. Roughly 50 people came together Thursday night at the ...