• From Tel Aviv to D.C.: Israeli basketball phenom Deni Avdija takes his talents to the NBA

    By Aaron Arnstein Staff Writer @AaronArnstein   NBA fans heard many familiar names called during the first round of last week’s draft. International sensation LaMelo Ball, freshman phenom James Wiseman and high-flying Obi Toppin, to name a few.  But one name caught the average fan off-guard: Deni Avdija.   In Israel, ...
  • Corona Connects steps up during COVID-19

    By Ashkan Motamedi For Mitzpeh @coolswagjay When Elana Sichel, a senior management major, wanted to help people struggling amid COVID-19 last April, she faced many barriers to finding opportunities. That's how she and her friend Hadassah Raskas, an alum of the University of Pennsylvania who studied public health and consumer ...
  • The enduring lessons of Rabbi Sacks

    By Maya Greenbaum For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh When I turned on my phone after the conclusion of Shabbat on Saturday, Nov. 7, I was struck by the very sad news of the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. Rabbi Sacks was a Torah giant and a moral guide, who inspired both Jewish and non-Jewish individuals and groups from all walks of life, and he ...
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  • Thanksgiving plans change for students due to COVID-19

    By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh Topping off an unprecedented semester due to COVID-19, a holiday that is usually spent surrounded by family and friends has been scaled back, shifted, and in some cases, canceled. This year, Thanksgiving is taking place in the midst of the largest spike in cases since the beginning of the ...
  • Schitt’s Creek makes history at the Emmys

    By Ashlynn Shumer @Mitzpeh For Mitzpeh The 72nd Emmy awards aired on Sep. 20, and by the end of the night, there was a clear front-runner. Schitt’s Creek, the hit comedy series, swept all seven comedy awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress. The show’s cast left with a ...
  • Israel can and must resolve the conflict in Ethiopia

    By Jack Singelstad @dumo276 For Mitzpeh A clash between Ethiopian military forces and separatists in the semi-autonomous region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia threatens to move towards civil war. Israel must meet this moment to preserve security for a growing partner and affirm its intentions to maintain peace in the Middle East. Eth...
  • Jewish student-led event explores “What’s In Your Genes”

    By Elizabeth Tabbouche @Mitzpeh For Mitzpeh What we cannot see often dictates our future.  On Sunday, Nov. 15, a virtual panel of genetic counselors presented to over fifty students about the importance of genetic testing and counseling in an event that spread awareness and educated the Jewish community and people of all ...
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  • KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty

    By Ileana Lozano @IleanaIRL Arts Editor At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.  A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved to spend some time away from the tense political climate and take advantage of the opportunity to ...
  • Jew You Should Know: Julianna Solomon

    By Angel Gingras @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh You can find her hosting meetings and planning events. You might catch her studying at any hour of the day, or tutoring others in a guided study session. Other times you may find her volunteering around the College Park community, and when she’s not working, she’s spending time with her ...
  • Terps share a Laugh with Lovitt

    By Sarah Dilworth For Mitzpeh @worthsomedills Comedian Benji Lovitt performed for over 80 students over Zoom on Nov. 5 as part of a Terps for Israel event, uniting comedy lovers from Hillel Montreal, Tulane University for Israel, GW for Israel and Huskies for Israel. “Laugh with Lovitt” was created as part of a fundraiser to ...