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Purim falls over break, but spirit doesn’t break

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira Last year, junior philosophy major Mikey Pollack paraded around campus in a red cowboy hat and an army t-shirt to celebrate Purim. This year, he isn’t even sure if he will dress up. Although ...

London Kollel creates community for Torah study

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Many students take a gap year before college to study Judaism in Israel. When they begin their first semester, they realize that finding time to continue Torah study can be difficult. ...

Students balance school work at home, service overseas

By Alexander Tuerk For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Jesse Berman wakes up at 6 a.m. almost every morning. He trudges over to Ritchie Coliseum, where he lifts weights, runs on the treadmill, or practices his new discipline—yoga. From there, he moves to ...

Almost a year after opening, Holy Chow! is alive and well

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   Holy Chow!, the kosher Chinese restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland that opened last March, has had an incredibly successful first year of business, according to its owners. “My ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Maya Greenbaum and Ezra Trost

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @cohenyakira   Freshman engineering major Ezra Trost sat in the back of Rudy’s Cafe Monday evening with a blindfold on his face, at first for a minute—and then four more. When he finally heard someone ...

Israel Discovered – Perspectives Trip: A comparison in experiences

By Gabrielle Hernandez Staff writer @gabrielleviolah   The Israel Discovered - Perspectives Trip is a selective trip that takes a group of Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders from this university to Israel. The trip provides students ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Veronica Leifer and Ethan Jach

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh I scream, you scream, we all scream for...blind dates! Sophomore psychology and biology major Veronica Leifer and freshman engineering major Ethan Jach met up at the Dairy for their Mitzpeh Matchma...

Is getting a tattoo against the Jewish faith?

By Gabrielle Hernandez For Mitzpeh @gabrielleviolah   If you were to ask a traditional rabbi, some might say that tattoos are against the Jewish faith. Their protest can be found in Leviticus 19:28, which states: “You shall not ...

Jewish students go global during winter break

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh   As winter break approaches, students are scrounging for activities over the long six-week vacation. Hillel provides alternative break trips every year over winter and spring break for ...

Holocaust survivor who found safety in China reflects on her journey to America

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Spencer_Dobkin   At first glance, Ilse Jacobs is like any normal 86-year-old living in Delray Beach, Florida: She lives near her family, goes on cruises and hates the snow up north. But Jacobs’ story ...