2020-2021 48 results

Ph.D. student Annie Rappeport seeks international peace through education

Kirstin Nichols @kirstin_nichols For Mitzpeh As a child in Hebrew school, Annie Rappeport, a Ph.D. candidate in International Education Policy at this university, learned the phrase “never again.” The saying refers to the Holocaust, ...

Shabbat Crew serves meals despite pandemic

Ben Baruch For Mitzpeh @Ben_J_Baruch  The "Shabbat Crew" is serving Shabbat dinner and lunch again now that Maryland Hillel is allowed to host outdoor or socially distant indoor meals. Hillel is the only place students at this university ...

Jewish teens lack influence on social media

Meera Sunil For Mitzpeh @meerasunil With the rise of new social media apps and content comes the rise of influencers. However, one missing aspect of these influences is preventing some from idolizing and following them: representation. ...

Orthodox community maintains campus eruv

By Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh  An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.  Co-head of maintain...

Kedma welcomes new board for spring semester

By Max Boyarsky For Mitzpeh @BoyarskyMax   Although some clubs and organizations at this university are having a difficult time planning events this semester, others are trudging through the obstacles.  Kedma, this university...

The case for rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Leila Riazi For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh  President-elect Joe Biden will face significant challenges, both foreign and domestic, upon entering office. One of these is certainly going to be Iran policy. During a Democratic primary debate, ...

Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals

By Adonijah Bourne For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for ...

Jewish student channels pain into music

By Yonathan Shimelis @Youngteamyon For Mitzpeh Rapping started as a hobby, but now Gabriel Felsher uses rap as an outlet for his painful experiences.  “Since freshman year I’ve always loved rap. A friend showed me one of J. Cole’s ...

Kedma poker night raises money and fun

By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd On Sat. Dec. 12, Kedma hosted a virtual Texas Hold'em poker tournament to help raise money for charity.  This tournament consisted of 14 participants, each with a $15 buy-in. With the stockpile ...

Is TikTok anti-Semitic?

  By Riley Kijek For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh In recent weeks, TikTok, the world’s newest globally renowned social media hub, has been criticized for having anti-Semitism content throughout the app's videos and comments. While no ...