JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest
By Jamie Kerner
The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday.
The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...
Mezumenet’s new album opening on high note with music video release
By Morgan Politzer
Mezumenet certainly isn’t “mezzin’ around” as the university’s all-female Jewish a cappella group prepares for the launch of its new album, Mezcellaneous.
Mezcellaneous is the group’s third studio album and will be released on Spotify on April 17. The album has a total of 11 songs and ...
Schwartz family opens home and grill for students to celebrate last days of Passover
By Brogan Gerhart
Rabbi Elie and Miriam Schwartz opened their home Friday afternoon to Jewish students who were on campus for the last few days of Passover for a holiday-friendly barbecue.
The event was run through the Orthodox Union-Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Maryland, which is partnered with Hillel ...
Culinary, historical expert explains black-Jewish identity through food
UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted April 5 at 11:21 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article.
By David Jahng
Michael Twitty, a food blogger, teacher of Judaism, and writer on Jewish cultural issues, visited this university to discuss how kosher and soul food ...
Lecturer from London discusses left-wing anti-Semitism with students, faculty
By Haleigh Whisted
David Hirsh, senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, gave a lecture on the recognition of anti-semitism in democratic societies and his book titled “Contemporary Left Antisemitism” Thursday afternoon in Francis Scott Key Hall. The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish ...
Make your own hamantaschen!
By Jacqueline Hyman
You could easily buy a pack of hamantaschen in the store, but the pickings at Shoppers aren’t great and it’s a long drive to Shalom Kosher or Max’s. Plus, there's something fun about folding the edges and pinching the corners yourself. So in case you want to, here’s a video explaining ...
Belgium turns its back on Jewish community with anti-kosher law
By Mitzpeh staff
The words “Nazi” and “fascist” get thrown around a lot these days.
Most people in the civilized world connect these words and the Holocaust — arguably the most atrocious act in human history. Most people also have a basic understanding of how Nazism works; it involves ferocious violence at the core of ...
German Jew rising in ranks of Miss Germany contest
By Hailey Philbin
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.
When I think of Germany, I think of warm, apple strudel, twisted pretzels, the Bavarian Alps, and, of course, a stein of cold beer. However, I also think of Germany’s complex history. The mid-20th century witnessed the rise of ...
Hamsa provides sense of community for LGBT Jews
By Jackie Budko
For LGBT students, finding a place to fit in on this university’s campus can be hard, which is why Hamsa was created for this sector of the Jewish community.
“Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot of friends in the organization who were juniors and seniors and helped me fit into the community,...
Jewish GSA hosts inaugural “HannuKaraoke” event
By Jackie Budko
Two nights before the last day of classes, the members of Hamsa, this university’s Jewish Gay-Straight Alliance, were singing along to Kesha’s “Cannibal.”
“I know a lot students are stressed studying for finals,” said Avi Alpert, a sophomore computer science major and the president of ...