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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 ...

Still looking for Hanukkah gifts? Terrapin Trader won’t break the bank

By Hugh Garbrick For Mitzpeh @Ahh_Hugh   Used chairs, desks, computers, monitors, cars, file cabinets, chalkboards and other stuff from this university and colleges in the University System of Maryland may end up for sale at ...

Observant Jewish students struggle as finals week approaches

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Finals are just around the corner, and students all over this university are beginning to prepare: making study guides, going to office hours and hunkering down for the weeks ahead. For ...

Let the Hanukkah festivities begin!

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many programs are taking place to celebrate the holiday, such as the annual menorah lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad at Maryland in front of McKeldin ...

New program, Challah and Chassidut, takes Thursday nights by storm

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Avital Hirschhorn, one of Maryland Hillel’s OU-JLIC Torah educators, struggled to find a way to create a weekly event that is both fun and educational. After extensive brainstorming, ...

Does a professor’s Jewish faith affect their students?

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   With about 25 percent of this university’s student population practicing Judaism, it is no surprise that there are Jewish professors too. Religion is a significant part of many lives, ...