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Keva V’Kevana provides inclusivity to all sects of Jewish community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_ caplan6 Keva V’Kevana (KVK) Partnership Minyan strives to provide this university’s Jewish community an inclusive prayer opportunity by combining aspects of both the conservative and orthodox minyan. The group, which meets once a month in Maryland Hillel, promotes maximum participation of females and ...

College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles the campus and portions of adjacent neighborhoods to form a loophole in Shabbat rules that makes ...

Rak Shalom announces upcoming CD, entertains audience at final concert

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD “Our mission with our music is to go around and spread the love of Jewish music, and give people a meaningful performance, not just one they’ll enjoy.” That’s senior bioengineering major Noah Bar-Shain, who joined the a cappella group Rak Shalom his second week of college, won best beatboxer ...

Shabbat has different meaning for all Jews

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For students all over campus, Shabbat is a special time – it means spending time with friends and family. For some, it is their closest connection to Judaism.   “My dad was adopted and doesn’t know his birth family, so Judaism is the only connection I have that unites my birth grandparents ...

Kol Sasson celebrates 20th anniversary with songs, slides, speeches

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD Students and alumni flooded the tiny stage in the partitioned, gray auditorium of the Riggs Alumni Center – singing, swaying, bobbing, beatboxing and generally relishing the opportunity to create music among friends. Kol Sasson’s spring concert this year was all about celebrating the 20 years of ...

Kedma welcomes four new board members for fall semester

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The orthodox Jewish community, Kedma, recently held their semesterly elections and President Aaron Yitzhaky a junior kinesiology major is excited for what the newest board members will contribute to the community and planning of Kedma. The Kedma executive board consists of three positions: president, ...

The fall of Israeli-American coach David Blatt

By Roman Fuentes For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   It was June 16, 2015. Confetti rained over the Golden State Warriors as players celebrated their NBA Finals victory. Led by up-and-coming star Stephen Curry, the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two in the best-of-seven series. Lost in the celebration, the Cleveland Cavaliers ...