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Students balance school work at home, service overseas

By Alexander Tuerk For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Jesse Berman wakes up at 6 a.m. almost every morning. He trudges over to Ritchie Coliseum, where he lifts weights, runs on the treadmill, or practices his new discipline—yoga. From there, he moves to his coursework: statistics and economics. Although he is a senior majoring in economics, Berman spends ...

Israeli veteran and activist breaks the silence on Israeli occupation

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   A former Israeli soldier, who served in the occupied Palestinian territories, spoke on campus about the moral price of her service Monday night. Frima “Merphie” Bubis, 24, is participating in a month-long Breaking the Silence campus tour with J Street U chapters “to bring the reality ...

Israel’s response to shooting of Palestinian journalist sets precedent for future international relations

By Rebecca Piassek For Mitzpeh @rebeccapiassek Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. A Palestinian journalist was shot dead and five others were reportedly injured by gunfire during protests along the Gaza border last week. Israeli defense officials have since come out to claim that the slain journa...

Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. Memorial Day serves the same purpose in the U.S., but the two holidays have more differences than ...

Mekonen screening brings unique perspective to campus

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin “Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew,” a movie by Jerusalem U, was screened at the Stamp Student Union on April 26 as a part of Israel Week. Chloe Valdary, director of partnerships and outreach in Jerusalem U, is touring with the film. She spoke about her love for Israel and the Jewish culture, ...

IDF soldier Izzy Ezagui speaks with UMD students

By Daniel Ofman, staff writer, @OfmanDaniel Izzy Ezagui, an Israel Defense Force volunteer from Miami who later became a one-armed squad commander, spoke at Van Munching Hall on April 27 about the importance of taking an active role in supporting and defending the State of Israel. As students shuffled into the hall, Ezagui sat calmly in ...