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SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate

By Elana Morris For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night. Though the bill did not explicitly align itself with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, it advocated to disassoci...

Maryland Hillel hosts Passover Seder highlighting issues with immigrant, refugee rights

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a “Freedom Seder” Tuesday night, which served as a unique seder that allowed students to discuss immigrants’ and refugees’ rights and how these modern-day issues relate to the events that led to Passover. While the event was sparse in attendance, with ...

Students gathered at Hillel workshop to discuss BDS bill, prepare statements for SGA meeting

By Jason Glazer For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted a writing workshop Tuesday night for students and faculty who want to speak against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill at the SGA meeting on Wednesday, April 24. The workshop began with discussions about each of the attendee’s opinions on the bill and allowed ...

Jew You Should Know: David Stein

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   3...2...1 The energy is contagious. Fans are cheering, players are sweating, and the Xfinity Center is bursting with energy as the bright yellow numbers tick down. This is no ordinary Maryland basketball game. It’s not even a university-sanctioned event. It’s the National ...

Months after security scare, Hillel center to be accessible only by swipe

By Deborah Brown Copy editor @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel posted signs on Thursday announcing that students would be required to swipe in with their university IDs to enter the Rosenbloom Hillel Center beginning Monday, April 8. This security update goes into effect exactly two months after the center was confronted with a potentially unsafe ...

Students sprung by Kedma spring movie series

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   Some students spend their Saturday nights at the bars. Others choose to study or go to the mall. On three Saturday nights this semester, the Orthodox Jews at this university are cozying up to movies at Hillel with fellow community members. As the days grow longer during the spring, ...

Rabbi visits Hillel for discussion about courage, leadership

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel received a visit on Feb. 25 from Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan, who spent an hour empowering students with a discussion about courage and leadership, overcoming fear and perfectionism and acting yourself. The event marked Kastan’s first speaking appearance at a university, and ...

New women’s workout group HIITs Hillel

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   "Stretch and Kvetch,” a new Jewish female workout group, held their first workout session at Hillel on Wednesday, February 27, from 5-6 p.m. The group of seven girls gathered together to kick off the weekly program with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), led by student duo ...

London Kollel creates community for Torah study

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Many students take a gap year before college to study Judaism in Israel. When they begin their first semester, they realize that finding time to continue Torah study can be difficult. London Kollel is working to change that. London Kollel was founded in memory of Rabbi Yitchak London, ...

Ruach hosts night of music, discussion of prayer at Hillel

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Students gathered for an hour of song and discussion at Hillel Tuesday night to explore music in the context of prayer. Ruach, the Reform student group at Maryland Hillel, invited students to a program, titled “Songful Tefillah: Lecha Dodi,” to discuss the connection between the ...