German Jew rising in ranks of Miss Germany contest
By Hailey Philbin
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 the Third Reich under the power of the Nationalist Socialist German ...
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 ...
Rak Shalom sends off group president after final performance of semester
By Mollie Higgins
Rak Shalom, a Jewish a cappella group at this university, performed its winter concert Saturday in the Stamp Student Union to a crowd of nearly 80 people.
Founded in 2005, Rak Shalom has continued to spread its enthusiasm for singing through its diverse repertoire consisting of a mix of ...
Students discuss their picks for best Jewish athlete
By Harrison Cann
Some may not be too vocal about their beliefs, but faith is a driving force for a many professional athletes.
A lot of players are seen with cross necklaces or a bible verse tattoo on their arm, but Judaism is not always as advertised through sports media. Jewish athletes span a variety of ...
International conference educates audience about end of Jewish life in Arab lands
By Kaitlyn Hopkins
"The Ancient Jewish Community of Yemen and its Emigration" was just one of the lectures that was given at the End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands International Conference Tuesday.
The conference, held in Prince George's Room in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, attracted a diverse crowd ...
Scholars from around world discuss Jewish involvement in politics from 1492-1880
By Chidinma Onuoha
Academic scholars from all over the world attended The Practice of Jewish Politics conference at this university to share their ideas on Jewish involvement in politics on Sunday and Monday.
Jewish history professor Bernard D. Cooperman said when people think of Jewish politics, it’s in the ...
Jew You Should Know: Leah Schaperow
By Grace Mottley
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
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
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.