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“Curb your Enthusiasm” successfully portrays everyday Jewish life in America

By Daniel Chavkin Opinion editor @dchav96 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. While many television shows portray religion, few correctly portray Judaism from the Jewish perspective. However, the recent return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” brings back one show to which Jews in America can relate. HBO first began ...

Freshman Terps attend annual back-to-school camping trip

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss About 30 new Terps partook in Maryland Hillel’s third annual Freshman Camping Trip on Sunday at the Greenbelt State Park in hopes of meeting new people and getting involved on campus. This university’s Terps After Dark offered the program in partnership with Hillel, who led the camping ...

MEOR welcomes Jewish community members with annual 5K and BBQ

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart MEOR hosted its annual 5K and barbecue to welcome this university’s students back on a warm and sunny Labor Day afternoon. The start of the 5K marked the beginning of the festivities as multiple attendees of the launch party took to the streets to show their support for the organization. Last ...

UMD soccer player stays close to Jewish roots

By Ben Weiner For the Mitzpeh @mrhockey929 Having a strong work ethic makes balancing academics, sports and Jewish studies all possible for Maryland Men’s Soccer defender Aaron Franco. “Both on and off the field he gives nothing but the best,” said Michael Heitzmann, a freshman finance major,  teammate and best friend of Franco. ...

Hillel’s Winter Fest successful despite late Hanukkah this year

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Even though Hanukkah does not start for another two-and-a-half weeks, students found time to celebrate the Festival of Lights together before the end of the semester. Students played holiday games among a DJ light show while indulging in latkes, donuts, ice cream, and hot chocolate at ...

Terrapin Row makes Shabbat accommodations for Jewish students

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Almost every year a new apartment complex is built, giving students fresh options for housing in the coming school year. But with many of the new buildings, like Terrapin Row, implementing electronic keys, a number of Jewish students faced an obstacle finding a place to live. Some students ...

From the Archives: Illumination and Dedication (Dec. 1989)

By Rabbi Laurence Glestein One of the most widely celebrated holidays on the Jewish calendar is the festival of Chanukah, which will be observed this year from the evening of December 22 until sundown December 30. What is the meaning of this festival? On a simple level Chanukah commemorates the ancient military victory of the Jewish Hasmon...

Hillel provides opportunity to watch NBA’s first Israeli player

By Ben Cooper For the Mitzpeh @bcoopz7 With the National Basketball Association season now well underway, Maryland Hillel students attended the Washington Wizards game versus the Sacramento Kings on Nov. 28. The trip, organized by Israeli Fellow Shira Gabay and Hillel Programs/Operations Associate Alyssa Silva gave students the chance to ...

UMD students create journaling app

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @NicoleKirkner A new app created in February by two students at this university will help users capture daily memories in a digital journal directly on their smartphones. Line A Day is a journaling app co-created by sophomore letters and sciences student Benjamin Taragin and senior computer science major ...

Resident Life creates Hebrew cluster chaos (Sept. 1994)

By Lisa Fine St. Mary's Hall residents who went through a stringent application process to be placed in the Hebrew language cluster are incensed about their new neighbor. Resident life officials filled a vacancy in the female suite last week with a student who had been living in a temporary triple room in Easton Hall. Each year, students ...