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African refugee to Israel shares experiences at Terps for Israel event

By Mohan Xu @XuMohan1 Staff writer Mutasim A. Ali talked about his own experiences in Israel being an African refugee and about asylum seekers and refugee policy in Israel on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Tydings Hall. “One of the reasons why so many other people have to leave Sudan and other countries in Africa is primarily for genocide ...

At Immigration Shabbat, students share approaches to social justice, immigration policy

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ For those who celebrate Shabbat, Friday nights are filled with a routine of prayer, celebrating the end of the week and most importantly, food. However, Hillel’s Immigration Justice Shabbat on Nov. 22 was not a typical Friday evening celebration. The Shabbat, part of the Global Justice ...

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 ...

Holocaust survivor who found safety in China reflects on her journey to America

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Spencer_Dobkin   At first glance, Ilse Jacobs is like any normal 86-year-old living in Delray Beach, Florida: She lives near her family, goes on cruises and hates the snow up north. But Jacobs’ story is not like others, even though she did move south, and definitely hates snow. Jacobs is from ...

International conference educates audience about end of Jewish life in Arab lands

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 "The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen and its Emigration" was just one of the lectures that was given at the End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands International Conference Tuesday. The conference, held in Prince George's Room in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, attracted a diverse crowd ...

Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon. “When refugees are under attack, what do we do? Stand up; fight back,” chanted Sibay, the vice president of Students for ...