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Campus farmers market offers many fresh, but limited kosher, options

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Every Wednesday, right in front of Cole Field House, this university’s farmers market provides students with a change of pace with a variety of items from fresh produce to unique stands featuring hummus, dips and more. While The Farmers Market at Maryland provides a platform for small businesses and ...

Graduating Terps prepare to say goodbye at Hillel’s Senior Send-Off

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Hillel community is looking forward to its next big upcoming event from May 12 through May 14, which is centered around celebrating graduating Terps. The weekend includes a Shabbat dinner, beer garden and barbecue with Ari Israel, Hillel’s executive director. Program and operations associate ...

New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community

By Sean Strader For the Mitzpeh @seanstrader13 With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a positive and welcoming environment around this university should hold a place of urgency on its ...

Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and culminate with Israel Fest on Tuesday, May 2. Israel Week is co-sponsored by various Jewish student ...

Fans pack the courts for NHBT shootout, dunk competitions

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news   Saturday’s individual events for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament began with a three-point shootout at the Reckord Armory.  Competitors from all over the country were assigned to various courts for the two rounds of shootouts.   After a brief warm-up, competitors had ten ...

Anti-Semitic posters denounced by campus-wide community, now face judgment

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In 1644, John Milton made the case for a  “Marketplace of Ideas” in his poem “Areopagitica,” and hundreds of years later, we still struggle to put it into practice. This theory, expounded upon in Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ opinion of the 1917 Supreme Court case Abrams v. United States, avers that all ...

Some graduation ceremonies will fall on Shabbat, students disappointed

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh A number of observant students will be left out on graduation, as some schools’ commencement ceremonies fall on Shabbat, according to this university’s official commencement website. While the campus-wide ceremony will still be held on a Sunday, 19 of 34 schools’ commencement ceremonies will be held ...

How well do you know the Jewish holiday Purim?

  With Purim coming up, we asked members of the University community what they knew about the holiday and why it may not be as well-known as others. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh

Kosher Korner serves Jewish community at Xfinity Center

Testudo's Kosher Korner is the kosher food stand in Xfinity Center, serving fans a variety of New York delicatessen-inspired foods at most Big Ten games that are not on Sabbath. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh

Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Holding a sign embellished with barbed wire, senior English major Aiyah Sibay led a crowd of over 200 people in protests in front of McKeldin Library Wednesday afternoon. “When refugees are under attack, what do we do? Stand up; fight back,” chanted Sibay, the vice president of Students for ...