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Jew You Should Know: Leah Schaperow

By Grace Mottley Features editor @gracemott17 When senior art major Leah Schaperow accidentally walked into the Art and Learning Center for the first time her freshman year, she never pictured it would become such a significant part of her life. Schaperow, who is not heavily involved in the Jewish community at this university, said she ...

MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

“Confront injustice,” says rabbi in speech about civil rights movement

By Amanda Fusting For the Mitzpeh @amandafusting Maryland Hillel welcomed Rabbi Saul Berman Saturday to talk about his experiences in the march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama with Martin Luther King Jr.  Berman shared his personal testimony over lunch and shed light on the vast Jewish involvement within the civil rights movement. ...

Israel’s new religious database raises questions, concerns from rabbis around world

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Last month, Israel’s Ministry of Religious Affairs announced plans to create a database of every Jewish person in the world for the purpose of speeding marriage registration in Israel, according to The New York Jewish Week. Rabbi Hezekiah Samin, head of the marriage department of Israel’s Ministry ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on Hans Kohn’s struggle with nationalism

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Adi Gordon, an assistant professor at Amherst College, spoke April 26 to a group of around 25 students and faculty from this university about Hans Kohn’s lifelong struggle with nationalism and his subsequent divergence from Zionism. Gordon specializes in European and Jewish history and is the ...

Assistant director of Maryland Hillel accepts position in Texas

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart The assistant director of Maryland Hillel will be leaving at the end of the semester to pursue a new role as a Hillel executive director in Texas next fall. “Leaving Maryland Hillel [will be] very bittersweet,” Maiya Chard-Yaron said. “I will miss College Park, Maryland Hillel and the ...

Jew You Should Know: Tzvi Glazer

By Haleigh Whisted For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university is home to Rhode Island native Tzvi Hersch Glazer, a junior government and politics and sociology major who enjoys not only hanging out with friends but also contributing his time and skills to others.   Dana Rodriguez said Glazer has made a difference in students’ lives with a ...

Students celebrate end of Passover with messiah meal at Chabad

By Gabrielle Kanik For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For almost one-fifth of the students on campus, Tuesday meant the end of the Passover holiday. This year, Passover began at sundown Monday, April 10 and ended Tuesday, April 18 with a traditional last meal, which sometimes includes celebrating the messiah. Ways to celebrate the last meal vary as ...

Conservative Jewish group Ometz provides services, schmoozing, community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13   With over 6,500 Jewish students on campus, according to the Maryland Hillel website, there is a plethora of ways to get involved within the Jewish community. Among these groups is Ometz, the Egalitarian community based in Conservative Judaism that provides students with opportunities to ...

First official Pakistani Jew opens door for Jewish community

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD On March 28, the Pakistani government notified Fishel Benkhald that he would be permitted to identify his religion on his government-issued identification as “Jewish.” In any other civilized country, this event would be insignificant. But in Pakistan, a nation where over 96 percent of citizens ...