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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, ...

Haaretz editor-in-chief visits UMD to discuss liberal news coverage in Israel, US

By Mika Park For the Mitzpeh @mpark718 Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz, spoke at a lecture on Sept. 12 titled “Israel, the U.S., & the Media: Inherent Enemies?” with professor Yoram Peri, director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, and professor Dana Priest of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at The Clarice ...

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 ...

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 ...