day : 05/05/2017 3 results

Sermon Slam brings together poetry, artwork, identity

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a Jewish students at this university spread their voices about Judaism, identities and struggles in Sermon Slam hosted by LAVI UMD at the Stamp Student Union Thursday night. About 100 people attended the event to listen their stories related to this year’s theme, “Shema: Hear Our Voices.” Sermon ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we count days during the Omer?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A friend told me this time period is called ‘Sefirah’ and we count the days. Please explain? To know when school will be out! Sefirah, which means “count” in Hebrew, refers to the counting of days between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. Passover was the time the Jews left Egypt, and Shavuot ...

Marine Le Pen wrong choice for France

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Marine Le Pen is not “the Donald Trump of France.” Regardless of one’s stance on the ongoing anti-Semitism allegations against President Donald Trump’s administration, the anti-Semitism that characterizes French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, her family and the National Front Party is ...