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 ...