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German Jew rising in ranks of Miss Germany contest

By Hailey Philbin For Mitzpeh @haileyphilbin 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 Mitzpeh @JackieBudko 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 For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko 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 For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss 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 For Mitzpeh @harry_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 For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 "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 Staff writer @Omniwriterpen 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 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. ...