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Dean of Pardes Institute visits Hillel to discuss life’s uncertainties

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Students at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center discussed the Jewish approach to life’s many uncertainties with Dr. David Bernstein of the Pardes Institute Wednesday afternoon. Bernstein is the dean ...

Holocaust survivor leaves inspiring message to Hillel students

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 Determination was the mentality that Barney Sidler needed to survive the Holocaust, and it was the overall message he instilled in students at Hillel on Monday night where he told his story of survival. ...

UMD students, faculty share concerns over hate speech, safety on campus

By Dena Gershkovich For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Over 150 students and faculty discussed issues surrounding free speech and minority safety on campus at a forum called Free Speech and Hate Speech, organized by members of this university’s Inclusion ...

Hillel honors Gerry Charnoff with Torah dedication ceremony

By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   Gerry Charnoff was honored Sunday morning for his lifetime of service to the Jewish community by Maryland Hillel.  A new Sefer Torah was commissioned in his name by Miriam and Dr. Allen ...

Former education professor suspects firing was religiously charged

By Grace Mottley Features editor @gracemott17 Melissa Landa, a former professor in the College of Education at this university, believes that she was fired in retaliation for filing a grievance of religious discrimination and for advocating ...

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 ...