2019-2020 63 results

Purim celebrations undimmed despite growing COVID-19 concerns

By Laina S. Miller For Mitzpeh @LainaSMiller Purim, celebrated this year on Monday evening and Tuesday, arrived in the midst of the growing international COVID-19 outbreak. Traditional celebrations, including parties, gatherings for the ...

Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon brings underground dance to the stage

By Mohan Xu Staff writer @XuMohan1  Ephrat Asherie Dance performed a live music performance to show the relationship between music and dance. Ephrat Asherie (USA): Odeon attracted more than 200 people at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts ...

Despite lack of tradition, students describe Purim party at Stamp as huge success

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial This university’s Purim celebration was filled with the usual things one would find at a Purim celebration: food, noisemakers, an upbeat mood and costumes galore. The holiday celebrates one ...

Why I stopped wearing a Jewish star

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 One of my gifts for my bat mitzvah was an ornate pink jewelry box decorated with Jewish symbols. I opened the box to reveal my first and only Jewish star necklace, a red star hanging on a delicate ...

Cupcake Wars: Competing for a cause

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @Mitzpeh If you had walked through the doors of Hillel at lunchtime last Sunday, you would have passed through a sea of white sweatshirts with cupcakes printed on them. If you walked further into the building, ...

“Noises Off” presents the chaotic production process behind live theater

By Mohan Xu Staff writer @XuMohan1 More than 100 people flocked to The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s Kay Theater at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, to see what took place on (and behind) the stage in the show “Noises Off.” “Not ...

African refugee to Israel shares experiences at Terps for Israel event

By Mohan Xu @XuMohan1 Staff writer Mutasim A. Ali talked about his own experiences in Israel being an African refugee and about asylum seekers and refugee policy in Israel on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Tydings Hall. “One of the reasons ...

JHacks teaches computer science skills through education-themed competition

By Mohan Xu @XuMohan1 For Mitzpeh JHacks, a 24-hour hackathon, was held in the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering for the first time on February 15 and 16. Ayelet Senderowicz, a junior chemical engineering major and ...

Four Jewish performing arts groups at UMD bring new plans to a new year

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 There are four main Jewish performance groups at this University: Avirah, Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Each semester, all of these groups have big plans. Avirah is the Israeli dance company at ...

College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @ElieKern In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distin...