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Interfaith Shabbat dinner to be held at Maryland Hillel

By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh The office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) and Maryland Hillel will sponsor a Shabbat dinner for students of different religious backgrounds on May 8. The idea for the Interfaith Shabbat Dinner initially came from the MICA office’s interfaith series, which is an ...

Got milk? Nutella-filled blintzes for Shavuot

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag If you’ve been counting the Omer, you are aware that Shavuot (aka the holiday of blintzes and cheesecake) is fast approaching. As a vegan, I have often wondered why as Jews we’re supposed to eat dairy on Shavuot. There are so many answers to this question. One answer is that more ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Yoni Ross & Laurie Hunt

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 Yoni Ross is a freshman enrolled in letters and sciences, but this is his fourth year out of high school since doing a year abroad in Israel, studying at University of Pittsburgh for a year and spending a year working. Laurie Hunt studies nursing, and is graduating in 2016. So what did you ...

Jew You Should Know: Joshua Leviton

By Senaya Savir, Staff writer, @SenayaSavir In this year’s SEE Battle of the Bands, senior Joshua Leviton claimed victory, giving him the privilege of performing his biggest show so far opening for artists Jessie J, Logic and the Chainsmokers at the Art Attack concert May 1, an annual event hosted by Student Entertainment Events. Lev...

Conversation with headlining band of Washington Jewish Music Festival — Golem

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag As a part of the 2015 Washington Jewish Music Festival—the Gypsy, Yiddish, klezmer, funk, fusion band Golem will grace Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on May 14. I talked with the founder of Golem, Annette Ezekiel Kogan, about everything from the dance club vibe of their upcoming set at Sixth ...

Publication to switch from print to online

Beginning late next fall, Mitzpeh will follow in the footsteps of its sister publication, The Diamondback, and change its focus to “digital first” in light of ongoing trends in journalism. This publication will release print editions at the beginning of October and November as we transition to our online role, publishing breaking ...

Remembering Holocaust: Responsibility accompanies sense of comfort

By Jake Baum, for the Mitzpeh, @jakeatumd     Social justice campaigns overwhelm our social media, fighting against issues such as global climate change, poverty and most importantly, bigotry of any kind. We’ve reached a point in history when hateful thoughts are a thing of the past and systematic discrimination simply ...

Community debate concerning event sales

  By Daniel Chavkin Staff writer @dchav96 In April, this university announced its plans to research the possibility of selling alcoholic drinks at sporting events. In an email to the community, Vice President of Student Affairs Linda Clement stated that the university would conduct research to present in conjunction with Dining ...

Fifth annual NHBT features competitive bracket

  By Mauricio Rivera For the Mitzpeh @mnriver90  After a weekend filled with scheduled festivities, prayer services and preliminary games, bracket play began for all Jewish basketball teams from universities around the country who gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 19. Je...

Thousands celebrate Israeli culture at Israel Fest 2015

By Mauricio Rivera, for the Mitzpeh,@mnriver90 The Jewish Student Union at this university held its annual Israel Fest on April 28 at McKeldin Mall where students came and celebrated Israeli culture and history with a variety of games and activities. Israel Fest closed out a week of scheduled events as part of Maryland Hillel’s ...