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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 ...

Coffee Language House unites students of different cultures through food, foreign languages

By Nicole D’Costa For Mitzpeh @ndcosta622 Every Monday, members of the Language House have coffee conversations where they gather to speak their representative languages and enjoy snacks from different cultures. Each week, a different culture has the spotlight on it with food from that particular culture like Mexican, Italian, Arabic and ...

Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh 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.” Dr. ...

Ometz entertains students with its first movie night

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 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, ...

Birthright Israel celebration connects students at Hillel through music, food and Dead Sea salt scrubs

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The multi-purpose room at Maryland Hillel was abuzz Wednesday night for the Birthright Israel celebration, full of students who will be attending an upcoming Birthright Israel trip and Birthright student alumni. “I think [a Birthright network] creates a really awesome, diverse Jewish ...

Israeli activist joins Terps for Israel to speak on importance of intersectionality

By Ben Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 “A big part of intersectionality is showing up and supporting each other.” That was the prevailing message from Hen Mazzig, an Israeli activist who spoke at this university’s campus on Wednesday, Oct. 23 on the issue of Israel and intersectionality. Mazzig’s speech largely recounted ...

Avirah teaches, shares Israeli dance with local community

By Matt Levine For Mitzpeh @_MattSLevine 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 Staff writer @lswoolf3 “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 For Mitzpeh @_MattSLevine 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 ...

Two Jews, three opinions and one possible solution for the constant Israeli elections

By Logan Heller Staff columnist @L_Heller55 Due to the political makeup of the Israeli electorate, coalition governments are critical to run the Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, efficiently. Given that the Knesset is composed of 120 seats, parties band together and elect a prime minister to hold a majority. In other words, ...