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Polish historian comes to UMD to present “Historical Atlas of Hasidism”

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Polish historian and professor discussed the magic of Geographic Information Systems and the patterns of Eastern European Hasidism Thursday evening in Susquehanna Hall at this university. Marcin Wodzinski, director of the Center for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at the ...

UMD doctoral candidate gives insight into Israel’s evolving threat landscape during lecture

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Following the Arab Spring revolutions across the Middle East, the State of Israel has been forced to evolve its strategies in defending and responding to threats from all borders. Moran Stern, a PhD candidate in government and politics at this university, discussed these threats and how Israel is ...

Lecturer from London discusses left-wing anti-Semitism with students, faculty

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted 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 ...

Thomistic Institute lecturer offers UMD students new perspective on God

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops The Rev. Raymund Snyder led a discussion on whether belief in God is rational Thursday night in a lecture that was open to the public at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. The event, hosted by this university’s Thomistic Institute chapter, was one of a string of lectures by the institute, each with a ...

Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid offers students fresh perspective on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Palestinian political analyst Bassem Eid stressed that foreign influence in the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians must be greatly reduced for a solution to develop in a speech given last night at this university. Eid, who has been an outspoken advocate for human rights in the Middle ...

Former State Department advisor shares expert opinion Trump administration’s relationship with Israel

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Aaron David Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. State Department as a former advisor for Arab-Israeli relations, spoke to over 100 students about the future of the U.S.-Israeli relationship with the Trump administration in the McKeldin Library Special Events Room Thursday night. “I am going to ...

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer to speak at UMD tonight

By Jacqueline Hyman Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer will speak at the Seventh Annual Dubin Lecture at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in the Gildenhorn Recital Hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Dubin Lecture, which has been an annual event since 2008, is “an opportunity to bring high-level lecturers to discuss issues that are related ...

TED founder speaks to students

By Brittany Britto To himself, Richard Wurman is just a man whose pursuits are fueled by ignorance and the constant teetering between confidence and terror. To his fans, Wurman is an architect and author and the trailblazing founder of TED. Students and faculty filled Stamp Student Union’s Grand Ballroom on Oct. 21 to hear about ...