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Professor raises issue of structural inequality in Global Peace Conference speech

By Oyinkansola Awosika For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace hosted Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, senior advisor to the president on indigenous affairs at First Nations House of Learning, during its global peace ...

Jewish alumni return to Hillel, participate in networking event at RHC

By Benjamin Gonzalez For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted Jewish professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds for a networking event Sunday afternoon. In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater ...

Women’s security discussed at Global Peace Conference, explores connection between gender and violence

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Northeastern University professor of sociology explored the connection between empowerment of women and militaristic tendencies in North African and Middle Eastern countries Wednesday at ...

Scholars discuss new approaches to world peace at Bahá’í conference

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   Countries are taking the wrong approach in trying to achieve world peace, a speaker said Wednesday at The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace conference. The conference, titled “The ...

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. ...