Amanda Engel

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New, easy way to plan Shabbat meal arrives on your phone

By Johnny Moseman For the Mitzpeh @jmoseman910 When Daniel Reidler and Josh Nehrer were in college, they thought it should be a lot easier to plan a Shabbat meal. A lot goes into planning one of these potluck-style meals.  It would always take a long time to coordinate who is bringing what and everyone is not normally on the same page. ...

Finals on Saturdays cause conflict for sabbath-observant students

By Kaleena Dwyer For the Mitzpeh @kaleenadwyer   Final exams start next Wednesday and every year one of the exam days falls on a Saturday, which causes some Jewish students at this university to struggle with working around Shabbat. This university’s final exam guidelines allow students to reschedule exams for legitimate ...

Christmas decorations on campus receive mixed views from Jewish students

By Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh @AlysonLyn   At this university’s School of Public Policy in Van Munching Hall, a large green Christmas tree sits lit up and adorned with round ornaments near a framed picture of Testudo next to the main entrance. Garlands make their way up the railing and a wreath encircles the university plaque. ...

Students express mixed views on Fantastic Beasts movie

By Casey Noenickx For the Mitzpeh @NoenickxC J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hit theaters on Nov. 18, just in time to watch the fantasy over winter break.   The film takes place in the 1920s, well before Harry Potter is born and features Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, a British wizard doing ...

As votes come in, look inside Kedma’s election process

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Six positions of this university’s Kedma Board will be elected today, with nine hopeful candidates looking to secure votes by addressing the community and answering any final questions Saturday during Kiddush. Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group at this university will be electing a new vice ...

Jew You Should Know: Melissa Robinson

  By Uyen Nguyen For the Mitzpeh @uyenhanhnguyen As someone who didn’t grow up “super religious,” senior neurophysiology and psychology major Melissa Robinson contributed three years of her college career to running Hillel on the Shabbos Crew, and one year as Shabbos Crew manager. Robinson is in charge of planning ...

New Hillel North program to start spring semester

By Senaya Savir Staff writer @SenayaSavir In the upcoming spring semester, Hillel will launch its newest project, a new leadership development program for Jewish freshman living on North Campus. The Hillel North Ambassadors program is derived from the Hillel North Fellowship, where fellows initially planned programs for their peers. ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Hannah Warshawsky and Sam Koralnik

  By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD There’s probably not a more pleasant surprise than to see a friend when you least expect it. Such was the case for Hannah Warshawsky, a junior animal science major who works at the farm and likes to play intramural soccer and flag football, and president of the Terps for Israel ...

Students view Halloween as more social than religiously-rooted Purim

By Max Breene For the Mitzpeh @maxbreene18 This Halloween, you can expect to see plenty of students roaming the streets dressed in costume, celebrating the famous “trick or treating” festival. But for many Jewish students on campus, Halloween is not the only time to dress up in character. Judaism celebrates the story of the Book of Esther ...

Jew You Should Know: Devora Jaye

by Senaya Savir Staff Writer @senayasavir   In January 2012, Devora Jaye chose to join the unique team at MEOR, a career choice she claims she didn’t anticipate, but couldn't be happier about. It all began when Jaye was volunteering for a youth group and Rabbi Koretzky called in search of a referral for a Birthright madricha. ...