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Avirah teaches, shares Israeli dance with local community

By Matt Levine For Mitzpeh @_MattSLevine Avirah, this university's Israeli Dance Company, performs and teaches Israeli dance all across the East Coast. The group returned to campus in 2013 after a hiatus and has been performing and ...

Sacha Baron Cohen takes on a more serious role in “The Spy”

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 “The Spy” opens with the phrase, “Inspired by true events,” which changes the whole way the viewer will watch the show. Not three minutes into the pilot episode, the viewer sees Eli Cohen (played ...

Avirah welcomes students for open dance session

By Benjamin Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 Margot Hu, a student studying abroad from China, and several other students at this university participated in an open dance session Wednesday held by Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance ...

Students sprung by Kedma spring movie series

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   Some students spend their Saturday nights at the bars. Others choose to study or go to the mall. On three Saturday nights this semester, the Orthodox Jews at this university are cozying ...

Israeli dance troupe spends weekend dancing in Philadelphia

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Avirah, this university's Israeli dance troupe, attended an Israeli dance workshop in Philadelphia on Feb. 16 and 17. The weekend included a workshop where students learned Harkada, a type of dance ...

“A true pioneer.” Stan Lee, founder of Marvel Comics, remembered for the characters he brought to life

By Gabrielle Hernandez For Mitzpeh @gabrielleviolah   When comic book writer Stan Lee died at age 95 on Nov. 12, he left behind an expansive legacy. Lee co-created some of the most iconic superheroes in pop-culture including Spider-Man, ...

Two ensembles combine to celebrate life of composer Leonard Bernstein

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The University of Maryland College Park School of Music hosted the Fall Choral Showcase last Sunday evening, celebrating famous composer Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, using the ...

Jewish tradition and the arts blend for Hillel showcase

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   Students and their relatives attended an exhibition of music, dance and vocals—preceded by homemade food—at the Maryland Hillel Marilyn Allswang Eisenberg (z’l) Arts Showcase ...

Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month. The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and ...

Avirah’s Krispy Kreme fundraiser brings them one step closer to Boston

By Annie Archer For Mitzpeh @anniearcher98   This university’s Israeli dance troupe, Avirah, held a Krispy Kreme fundraiser from Oct. 8 to Oct. 19 to support their participation in the Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston. Avi...