African refugee to Israel shares experiences at Terps for Israel event
By Mohan Xu
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 ...
Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”
By Laina Sara Miller
A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.”
Ometz entertains students with its first movie night
By Krissy Harris
The game room at the Maryland Hillel center transformed into a movie theater of sorts Saturday night. It was Ometz’s first ‘Movie Night,’ serving up snacks and showing the Israeli film “Atomic Falafel.”
“We will be watching a movie and making pizza bagels,” said Mo Goldberger, ...
Avirah teaches, shares Israeli dance with local community
By Matt Levine
Avirah, this university's Israeli Dance Company, performs and teaches Israeli dance all across the East Coast.
The group returned to campus in 2013 after a hiatus and has been performing and teaching for the last six years.
Avirah performs at cultural events on campus and also at the annual ...
Sacha Baron Cohen takes on a more serious role in “The Spy”
By Lisa Woolfson
“The Spy” opens with the phrase, “Inspired by true events,” which changes the whole way the viewer will watch the show. Not three minutes into the pilot episode, the viewer sees Eli Cohen (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) with bloodied fingers, being begged by a rabbi to sign a letter. The audience ...
Students share stories of 10-day journey to last a lifetime
By Matt Levine
Spencer Dobkin, a junior journalism major, has dreamed of going on Birthright Israel ever since he heard about the program at a young age.
“Who doesn’t want to go on a free trip to see meaningful places, meet new people, and learn things about Israel,” he said.
Birthright, a free 10-day ...