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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 ...

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 ...

Jew You Should Know: Natalie Leinbach

By Angel Gingras For Mitzpeh @GingrasAngel After spending two years on her high school mock trial team, developing a flair for public speaking, Natalie Leinbach came to college with her sights set on a degree that would lead her to law ...

Students celebrate Purim amid COVID-19

By Brandie Bland @BlandBrandie For Mitzpeh  A year into a global pandemic and a few days after a campus-wide sequester order went into effect, students at this university enjoyed a time of celebration during Purim. Purim—a carnival-...

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...