Who Are The Two New JLIC Families at UMD?
Two new couples recently joined this university’s Jewish community. The Tsykins and the Hirschhorns were hired over the summer to be the two new Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) couples.
Jew You Should Know: Daniel Katz
For most fraternity boys, “good sorority relations” means getting invited to different formals every semester.
Anti-Semitism Panel creates conversation about issues arising in Western World
A group of four panelists spoke to this university’s students and community members Monday at 5 p.m. at the Stamp Student Union modern anti-Semitism, highlighting the differences between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.
Conservative Jews discuss advantages to eating kitniyot on Passover after new ruling
The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, an authority in Conservative Judaism, voted in December 2015 that eating kitniyot during Passover is acceptable, according to a teshuvah, or responsum, by the Rabbinical Assembly.
Jew You Should Know: Akiva Futter
When senior computer science major Akiva Futter noticed that most hackathons take place between Friday and Saturday nights, impeding observant Jews from participating, he created JHacks.
Israel Fest disrupted by students supporting Palestine
A group of about 22 people marched onto McKeldin Mall waving Palestinian flags and chanting against what they claimed are the crimes of the Jewish state during the Jewish Student Union’s Israel Fest event Tuesday.
7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about Israel Fest
After interviewing my fellow University of Maryland students and asking what their opinions were on the upcoming event, Israel Fest, I noticed there were details regarding the event that most students did not know.
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News

Who Are The Two New JLIC Families at UMD?

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Dovid Fisher/Mitzpeh

Amanda Engel

Two new couples recently joined this university’s Jewish community. The Tsykins and the Hirschhorns were hired over the summer to be the two new Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) couples. Read more

Anti-Semitism Panel creates conversation about issues arising in Western World

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By Jacqueline Hyman

A group of four panelists spoke to this university’s students and community members Monday at 5 p.m. at the Stamp Student Union modern anti-Semitism, highlighting the differences between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism. Read more

Israel Fest disrupted by students supporting Palestine

Israel Fest protest
Jacob Schaperow/Mitzpeh

By Jacob Schaperow

A group of about 22 people marched onto McKeldin Mall waving Palestinian flags and chanting against what they claimed are the crimes of the Jewish state during the Jewish Student Union’s Israel Fest event Tuesday. Read more

Hillel’s Shabbat Fund garnering positive response, many participants

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By Jacqueline Hyman

Maryland Hillel recently launched the Shabbat Fund, a program designed to encourage students to create their own Shabbat experience and sign people up to host their own Friday night meals. Read more

Features

Jew You Should Know: Daniel Katz

Daniel Katz poses outside of McKeldin Library. Dovid Fisher/Mitzpeh
Dovid Fisher/Mitzpeh

By Lilia Abecassis

For most fraternity boys, “good sorority relations” means getting invited to different formals every semester. Read more

Conservative Jews discuss advantages to eating kitniyot on Passover after new ruling

Rice and legumes are among the foods Ashkenazi Jews have traditionally avoided during Passover.
Photo Illustration by Jacob Schaperow

By Jacqueline Hyman

The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, an authority in Conservative Judaism, voted in December 2015 that eating kitniyot during Passover is acceptable, according to a teshuvah, or responsum, by the Rabbinical Assembly. Read more

Jew You Should Know: Akiva Futter

Akiva Futter prepares to give closing remarks at JHacks, the Shabbat-friendly hackathon the senior computer science major organized in February. Photo courtesy of Akiva Futter.
Photo courtesy of Akiva Futter.

By Jacqueline Hyman

When senior computer science major Akiva Futter noticed that most hackathons take place between Friday and Saturday nights, impeding observant Jews from participating, he created JHacks. Read more

Opinions

Letter to the editor (and Palestinian protestors)

Dear protesters, Thank you for passionately displaying the effort and pride that you did. Read more

This Passover, make yourself a guest at your parents’ house

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By Jacob Schaperow

When I was in Israel during Passover several years ago, I stayed with my mother’s friend’s family. Read more

Need to do your taxes but not sure how? Mitzpeh has got you covered

By Jacob Schaperow

Tax Day is April 18. This is the day tax forms are due to the IRS for 2015. If you have not filed your tax returns already, you may be asking, “Do I need to pay taxes?” The answer is maybe. Read more

TAMID Group good opportunity for undergraduates to get business experience

By Ben Dayanim

In 2009, Dan Senor and Saul Singer published The Start-up Nation, an account of Israel’s near miraculous climb to the top of the startup world just 67 years after the country’s birth. Read more

From The Archives

Hillel to stage adaptation of Anne Frank (Nov. 1989)

Performers Phil Shane (Otto Frank) and Tiffany Garfinkel (Anne Frank) prepare for upcoming production. Scott Suchman/Mitzpeh
Scott Suchman/Mitzpeh

By Talia Greenberg

The Diary of Anne Frank is a difficult play both to watch and to perform. Read more

Can Judaism survive without its religious foundations? (Oct. 1997)

Volume XVIII Issue 2 cover page, October 1997
Volume XVIII Issue 2 cover page, October 1997

By Megan Wilson

The American Jewish community can only survive if it returns to its religious roots, a leading public policy expert argued. Read more

Separating the wholewheat bagels from the chaff (Oct. 1997)

The Bagel Place sports the best java, but its bagels don't quite match up. Michael Schoenberg/Mitzpeh.
Michael Schoenberg/Mitzpeh

By Fritz Hahn

For centuries, man has attempted to find the perfect bagel. The best are airy, crunchy yet tender, while the worst are flat and sodden, toasted cardboard with a lopsided hole. Read more