• Students balance school work at home, service overseas

    By Alexander Tuerk For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Jesse Berman wakes up at 6 a.m. almost every morning. He trudges over to Ritchie Coliseum, where he lifts weights, runs on the treadmill, or practices his new discipline—yoga. From there, he moves to his coursework: statistics and economics. Although he is a senior majoring in economics, Berman spends ...
  • Almost a year after opening, Holy Chow! is alive and well

    By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   Holy Chow!, the kosher Chinese restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland that opened last March, has had an incredibly successful first year of business, according to its owners. “My joke for when people ask me about how business is, is that we are still happily married,” said Ami ...
  • Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Maya Greenbaum and Ezra Trost

    By Yakira Cohen Features editor @cohenyakira   Freshman engineering major Ezra Trost sat in the back of Rudy’s Cafe Monday evening with a blindfold on his face, at first for a minute—and then four more. When he finally heard someone say “hi” and removed the mask, Trost found himself face-to-face with his Mitzpeh Matchmaker ...
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  • Hillel Shabbat lunches see lower attendance as upperclassmen dine out

    By Eugene “Jesse” Nash Copy editor @jessenassh   Hillel has recently begun enforcing the price of admission for Shabbat meals on Saturdays, and upperclassmen are now opting instead for other outlets to eat. Shabbat lunch on Saturday used to be free for all Jewish students. At least, that was the prevailing thought for ...
  • Food generates thought, thriving community at Hillel

    By Yakira Cohen Features editor @cohenyakira   Maryland Hillel, in partnership with Kedma, kicked off a new learning initiative Monday with speaker Rabbi Daniel Reifman. Food for Thought, which provides learning participants with Hillel-sponsored kosher dinner, was created in order to bring “non-freshmen” who don't have full ...
  • Bonding warms Kedma community at TerpZone

    By Yakira Cohen @CohenYakira Features editor   Members of Kedma, the Orthodox community at this university, trekked through the cold to kick off the semester at TerpZone Thursday night. Over 100 participants showed up to TerpZone Takeover, which proved to be more than just a catchy name on the Kedma Facebook group. “I ...
  • Israel Discovered – Perspectives Trip: A comparison in experiences

    By Gabrielle Hernandez Staff writer @gabrielleviolah   The Israel Discovered - Perspectives Trip is a selective trip that takes a group of Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders from this university to Israel. The trip provides students who want to learn more about Israel with the opportunity to explore the country. The 10-day trip ...
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  • Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Veronica Leifer and Ethan Jach

    By Yakira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh I scream, you scream, we all scream for...blind dates! Sophomore psychology and biology major Veronica Leifer and freshman engineering major Ethan Jach met up at the Dairy for their Mitzpeh Matchmaker date on Nov. 19. They were told to locate each other by displaying a sign containing their ...
  • Is getting a tattoo against the Jewish faith?

    By Gabrielle Hernandez For Mitzpeh @gabrielleviolah   If you were to ask a traditional rabbi, some might say that tattoos are against the Jewish faith. Their protest can be found in Leviticus 19:28, which states: “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.” The ...
  • Club baseball outfielder swings for regionals

    By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Spencer_Dobkin   In the spring of Devin Rosen’s sophomore year, he realized something was missing in his college life. It was time to get back into his favorite activity: baseball. The math major had been playing since he was five years old, but hadn’t played since graduating high school, so ...