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Israel themed Shabbat dinner helps students connect

By Dovid Fisher, for the Mitzpeh, @DovidFisher Maryland Hillel's Israeli-themed Shabbat Dinner took place during Israel Week and gave students an opportunity to celebrate Israel in an intimate setting. Courtesy of Nurit Eitan.   Jew...

Men’s basketball ranks in top 10 for first time since ‘03

By Daniel Chavkin Staff writer @dchav96   For the first time in many years, the University of Maryland men’s basketball team is bringing excitement to the student body. Fresh off an upset win over No. 5 Wisconsin and another ...

Mixed-heritage Jews possess equal claim to religious identity

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 In light of the recent changes to conversion laws in Israel which allow municipal rabbis to perform conversions recognized by the government, I’d like to offer my perspective on what qualifies ...

Five Engagements. Five Weeks.

Five Engagements. Five Weeks. If you are a member of the Orthodox student group, Kedma, or if you have connections to the group, you might have noticed the flood of engagements taking place this fall. Within the Kedma community, five couples ...

Jew you should know: Jonathan Levi

If there’s one thing Jonathan Levi took away from his internship with Jacob Lew and the Department of the Treasury this summer, it’s that being a religious Jew is far from an impediment in this day and age. “You can be an Orthodox Jew ...

Keeping it Kosher and Connected

  By Brittany Britto If you’re searching for your soulmate or a way to keep up with prayer, there’s an app for that, and students are using them. The ever-growing technology in mobile devices (how ‘bout that iPhone 6?) has ...

Hillel welcomes 4 new staff members

By Senaya Savir Hillel at the University of Maryland serves one of the largest and most diverse Jewish student populations in the country. It hosts over 400 students each Friday night and accommodates over 1,000 students for the High Holiday ...

Music VS starts chapter at UMD

By Naomi Ehrenkranz The Music Undergraduate Support Initiative for Children, Veterans and Seniors (Music VS) is a new community service group on campus, recently started by sophomores Justin Kelman and Gedaliah Knizhnik. Kelman and ...