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AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years. All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish students. With a basement and three upper floors, the apartment-turned-Jewish-community has become a ...

“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD

By Samantha Hawkins For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals daily, in addition to Shabbat and other religious holidays. Hillel’s dining hall offers full meal ...

Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler

By Lily Rozenstauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 “Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma. Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...

NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The matches, which ran from 9 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, spread through an otherwise quiet corner of campus, taking over ...

Get in the zone: NHBT weekend has arrived

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @xoxonicole6 This upcoming weekend is one that has been marked down on everyone's calendars for months. The National Hillel Basketball Tournament is finally here. “I really love NHBT because it lets me play basketball with all my friends in a competitive setting,” said Joshua Silverman, a University of ...

Kol Sasson opens for international conference hosted by two universities

By Mackenzie Roche For Mitzpeh @MackenzieRoche Jewish a cappella group Kol Sasson kicked off “The End of Jewish Communal Life in the Arab Lands” event at Stamp Monday with songs of unification and optimism about the Jewish people. This university’s premier Jewish a cappella group opened the event, which was hosted by the faculty of ...

Nima Omidvar says job at Jewish Day School was influential career starter

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Nima Omidvar still keeps an award from his coaching days at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in his office. “Some of my best memories are my two years at Jewish Day School,” Omidvar said. “I poured my heart and soul into this team that gave me their heart and soul back. It was just ...

Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA

By Nicole Weinstein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do business with Israel.” After three hours of debate in the Stamp Grand Ballroom, the SGA ...

Israeli violinist Yehonatan Berick brings new life to Brahms’ sonatas

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Israeli violinist Yehonatan Berick performed Tuesday night as part of a Music in Mind series hosted by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. A teacher as well as a performer, ...

Jew You Should Know: James Glass

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Dr. James Glass has made a habit of looking at things differently than everybody else. Glass, who has been teaching at this university for 47 years, has written six books based on his research on social and political theory, ethics, mental illness, and trauma. However, what makes Glass, ...