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A farewell to the UMD and Mitzpeh community

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Two years ago, I wrote my first column as editor-in-chief of Mitzpeh about the direction we were headed -- an all-online publication with more social media and multimedia. I think we’ve done a good job of transitioning to a paper with no paper, and I’m proud of the website and content ...

Maryland students show off their ‘Turf’ at NHBT’s bar night

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Half the crowd at Terrapin’s Turf on Thursday night came for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament’s bar night, the first event of the jam-packed weekend. This weekend, over 300 players from across the country will gather to compete in the annual basketball tournament. But bar night ...

Why every Jew (and anyone, honestly) should visit a concentration camp at some point in life

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 It’s a horrendous thing to witness. It’s uncomfortable, saddening, and haunting. And yet, visiting a concentration camp is an absolutely necessary experience. There are so many reasons people should visit at least one concentration camp in their lifetimes. For Jews, they’re a reminder ...

Many ways to celebrate Passover on campus, including a chocolate Seder

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted This university’s Jewish community is hosting many events during the eight days of Passover this year, from March 30 through April 7. Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the freedom of Israelites in Egypt during the ancient times. The name of the holiday comes from the “pass...

When people ask me what I love about Judaism, I point to Passover.

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. I grew up surrounded by and educated in two religions: Catholicism and Judaism, one from each parent. My friends and I often get into chats about religion and what it means to us. We have some similar views and different insights ...

Make your own hamantaschen!

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 You could easily buy a pack of hamantaschen in the store, but the pickings at Shoppers aren’t great and it’s a long drive to Shalom Kosher or Max’s. Plus, there's something fun about folding the edges and pinching the corners yourself. So in case you want to, here’s a video explaining ...

Polish law censoring Holocaust speech poor decision in turbulent political climate

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. For hundreds of years, Jews have been the target of hate, violence and discrimination stemming from many root causes. From Christian anti-Semitism in the Middle Ages, to Russian pogroms in the 19th century, to the Holocaust, ...

Exclusion of Democrats at Hanukkah party signals divisiveness under Trump administration

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Last Thursday, President Donald Trump held the annual White House Hanukkah Party with a significant change from previous years – he didn’t invite any Democrats. In the past, the event has always been a bipartisan celebration ...

Kosher grocery store should fill empty space below Terrapin Row

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqb58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. When my roommates and I first visited the Terrapin Row leasing office last year, there was an enthusiastic guarantee that there were going to be useful, interesting stores filling the retail spaces below the apartments. We were told ...

Assigning news ethic standards to social media platforms

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own. Ever since the rise of social media sites, more consumers have been getting their news from media aggregates on the internet. Facebook, Twitter and even Google News play a huge role in disseminating news just by virtue of bringing all the ...