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Experts discuss U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine at Terps for Israel event

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Though America’s relationship to the conflict between Israel and Palestine may seem troubling, David Makovsky and Ghaith Al-Omari say there is still hope for the next generation. Terps for Israel welcomed experts Makovsky and Al-Omari to this university for a discussion of the ...

Panel holds talks on Israel-Palestine conflict during Shabbat dinner

By Lilly Sibel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a special Shabbat dinner on Friday, Mar. 8 that included a panel discussion of several different opinions regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event was part of Hillel’s Israel Week programming. The event began with the recitation of three blessings from ...

Students share their Israeli stories during Israel Week story slam

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   To kick off Israel Week, Hillel partnered with Resetting the Table to give students a space to discuss their relationship with Israel Thursday night. Students gathered in Van Munching Hall for “Your Israel Story,” where they shared their experiences and thoughts on their connect...

Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17. The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance where songs are assigned choreography that is learned throughout the Israeli dance community. Al...

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 ...

Israel Discovered – Perspectives Trip: A comparison in experiences

By Gabrielle Hernandez Staff writer @gabrielleviolah   The Israel Discovered - Perspectives Trip is a selective trip that takes a group of Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders from this university to Israel. The trip provides students who want to learn more about Israel with the opportunity to explore the country. The 10-day trip ...

Jewish students go global during winter break

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh   As winter break approaches, students are scrounging for activities over the long six-week vacation. Hillel provides alternative break trips every year over winter and spring break for Jewish students. These trips are geared for students who observe Sabbath and keep kosher. Over the ...

Israeli baseball team adds Jewish Americans to Olympic-hopeful roster

By Annie Archer For Mitzpeh @anniearcher98   Ten Jewish-American baseball players gained Israeli citizenship last month so they will be able to represent Israel in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Peter Kurz, president of the Israel Baseball Association, sought out a number of retired players, free agents and players in the ...

Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...

Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month. The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and participants are encouraged to jump into the dances throughout the sessions that are all taught and led ...