Jacob Schaperow

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Jacob Schaperow is a junior environmental engineering major. He can be reached at themitzpeh@gmail.com.

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Jew You Should Know: Daniel Katz

By Lilia Abecassis, for the Mitzpeh, @Lily_Ayy For most fraternity boys, “good sorority relations” means getting invited to different formals every semester. For sophomore Zeta Beta Tau brother Daniel Katz, it means having 4 Panhellenic chapters participate in his food drive and donate their chapter house dinner to the Community for ...

Hillel to stage adaptation of Anne Frank (Nov. 1989)

By Talia Greenberg The Diary of Anne Frank is a difficult play both to watch and to perform. The audience is presented with two hours that represent years in the lives of a group of people – hitherto strangers – who are forced to live in close contact, have no privacy, and constantly fear the discovery that, for most of them, would lead ...

Conservative Jews discuss advantages to eating kitniyot on Passover after new ruling

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, an authority in Conservative Judaism, voted in December 2015 that eating kitniyot during Passover is acceptable, according to a teshuvah, or responsum, by the Rabbinical Assembly. Kitniyot are foods such as legumes, beans and rice which Ashkenazi ...

Israel Fest disrupted by students supporting Palestine

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 A group of about 22 people marched onto McKeldin Mall waving Palestinian flags and chanting against what they claimed are the crimes of the Jewish state during the Jewish Student Union’s Israel Fest event Tuesday. The group stayed for about a half hour and left after University police told ...

7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about Israel Fest

By Alexa Silverberg, for the Mitzpeh, @mitzpeh After interviewing my fellow University of Maryland students and asking what their opinions were on the upcoming event, Israel Fest, I noticed there were details regarding the event that most students did not know. Here are 7 things most University of Maryland students do not know about ...

Climate change & religion: an unorthodox duo

By Elizabeth Lee and Natalie Koltun, for the Mitzpeh, @mitzpeh, @natalie_koltun Despite shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels and surges in global temperature and carbon dioxide levels, 16 percent of Americans do not believe in global warming, according to an October 2015 report by the National Surveys on Energy and Environment. As scientists ...

Israel Week comes to University of Maryland

By Jake Parsky, news editor, @mitzpeh Israel Week takes place beginning Tuesday and continues through April 19. Each year, Maryland Hillel hosts a series of events exploring different aspects of Israeli culture. Tuesday, April 12 - 7:30 p.m. The first event, a presentation by Chanoch Levin about Israel’s Iron Dome defense system, ...

Can Judaism survive without its religious foundations? (Oct. 1997)

By Megan Wilson, for the Mitzpeh The American Jewish community can only survive if it returns to its religious roots, a leading public policy expert argued. His opponent at last week’s campus debate countered by crediting secular Jews with sustaining Jewish culture and even with creating the state of Israel. Elliot Abrams, president ...

Finding meaning through slam poetry: Sermon Slam brings forth deep Jewish experiences

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1   The Prince George’s Room of this university’s Stamp Student Union looks more like a New York comedy club at night with its microphone set up centered in front of a dimly lit brick wall. The more than 100 students, parents and alumni present listened to presentations tending from ...

More than 30 teams compete for the ‘Kiddush Cup’ in National Hillel Basketball Tournament

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 Yeshiva University and Emory University won the men’s and women’s National Hillel Basketball tournament, respectively, taking home the coveted "Kiddush Cup." The tournament took place this past weekend, March 25-27, and more than 400 Jewish athletes participated. Led by senior Joseph Ammar, ...