2020-2021 67 results

New fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls discovered

By Nene Narh-Mensah For Mitzpeh @Nene_NarhMensah The Cave of Horror is a fitting name for a place to uncover ancient archaeological secrets.  Israeli archeologists last Tuesday discovered document fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ...

Jewish students celebrate second pandemic Passover

By Nira Dayanim Staff Writer @umdmitzpeh  What makes Passover this year different from all other years? For Jewish students at this university, observing Passover during the pandemic for the second time brings unique challenges and new ...

Spring break provides stress-free vacation for Jewish students

By Gabrielle Goldman @G__Goldman For Mitzpeh Unlike several universities nationwide, this university elected to keep spring break on the calendar this year. In an email that President Daryll J. Pines sent on Feb. 27 lifting a previous ...

Online classes remain challenging for Jewish students

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 After a year of online classes, many Jewish students at this university still feel that the online experience is not up to par with in-person learning. Halfway through the second full semester of "Zoom ...

Avirah adds auditions, welcoming new member

Blake Townsend For Mitzpeh @blaket888  Avirah, the Israeli dance company at this university, hosted an unprecedented spring audition on Feb. 9 at STAMP Student Union, welcoming a new member to the group. Matthew Kaminow, a senior material ...

Mishelanu’s Zoom Israeli paint night is smashing success

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Holding events in-person has been difficult for many clubs, but this university’s Israeli American Council Mishelanu group for Israeli-American students has had greater success. On March 1, Mishel...

Michael Bassin joins Terps for Israel: From college student to IDF Soldier

By Brandie Bland For Mitzpeh @BlandBrandie With passable Arabic language skills on a quest to understand the Israeli-Arab conflict, self-described “proud, pro-Israel American Jew” Michael Bassin got on a plane headed to the United Arab ...

Kedma Mishloach Manot sales increase amid pandemic

By Daryl Perry For Mitzpeh @starylize To celebrate Purim this year, Kedma, this university’s Orthodox Jewish group, sold mishloach manot (traditional gifts of food) to students. Parents also bought Purim-themed gift bags from Kedma for ...

Terps for Israel students connect through Israeli cookbook

  By Michelle Larkin For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh If you’ve been craving homemade Israeli food, or you just want to cook Israeli food because you have nothing else to do during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Terps for Israel students ...

Israel’s Pfizer vaccine delivery leads global charge; U.S. struggles

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Israel’s vaccine program leads the global effort, with 40.5% of its population already completely vaccinated. Its centralized effort and relationship with Pfizer appear to be paying dividends....