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Jewish studies program sees redesign as student engagement declines

By Vanessa Reis For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Jewish studies major at this university is being redesigned after numbers in the program dropped significantly, said Hayim Lapin, director of The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies. Lapin said the Jewish studies program has between five and 10 students currently enrolled. Just five or six years ...

Anti-Semitism is on the rise. UMD should respond with new religious studies requirement

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   In the aftermath of a Jewish professor at Columbia University finding swastikas spray-painted across the walls of her office, following acts of anti-Semitism present throughout this nation and even at this very university, the Mitzpeh staff believes a change needs to be made within our own university’s ...

Professor discusses intricacies, patterns of oldest complete Torah scroll

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   An acclaimed professor and expert on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, Jordan S. Penkower, came to College Park Tuesday to discuss the one-of-a-kind intricacies of the oldest complete Torah scroll. Penkower, a published author who has done extensive work on the intricacies of the ...

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 ...

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 ...