What happened to the Maryland Hillel Center kickoff event?
By Lexi Sugar
Maryland Hillel was all set to mark a new chapter with the start of their fundraising campaign for the new Maryland Hillel Center, until they weren’t.
The event was promoted as a meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan and UMD President Wallace Loh to “mark the formal commencement of the ...
After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location
By Eugene Nash
Chabad’s menorah lighting program kicked off the first night of Hanukkah at its new location on McKeldin Mall Tuesday night.
The program is now in its 21st year at this university, and was previously held at Hornbake Mall. The event was hosted by Rabbi Eli Backman, university President Wallace Loh and ...
SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017
By Morgan Caplan
For the Mitzpeh
After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to certain Israel Fest activities.
Last Israel Fest, a group from SJP protested with signs and megapho...
Students march on campus to express solidarity with refugees, immigrants
By Jack Wisniewski
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 ...
Memories of Ezra Schwartz
By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda
In the West Bank three weeks ago, Ezra Schwartz, an American student who was studying and volunteering in Israel, died in a terrorist attack.
An armed Palestinian motorist opened fire toward cars, including a van that 18-year-old Schwartz was in, near Alon Shvut, just two hours after a ...