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Dudi Sela: Underappreciated Israeli sports icon

By Noah Johnson For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh When Dudi Sela bowed out of the 2017 Miami Open following his second round defeat to No. 5 Rafael Nadal, it seemed to many as just another routine victory for the Spanish superstar. However, to fans and admirers of Sela, this match was another opportunity for one of the most respected Israeli-born athletes ...

Israeli fencer takes home gold in European Junior Championships

Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @saaamrosen After defeating two opponents from the No. 1 junior team in the world, Italy, Israeli fencer Vera Maia Devi Kanevski won the gold medal in the women’s Épée Zone Championships at the 2017 European Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on March 7. Kanevski beat Ukraine’s Inna Brovko in the ...

Hillel provides opportunity to watch NBA’s first Israeli player

By Ben Cooper For the Mitzpeh @bcoopz7 With the National Basketball Association season now well underway, Maryland Hillel students attended the Washington Wizards game versus the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28. The trip, organized by Israeli Fellow Shira Gabay and Hillel Programs/Operations Associate Alyssa Silva gave students the chance to ...

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 ...