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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...

Is TikTok anti-Semitic?

  By Riley Kijek For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh In recent weeks, TikTok, the world’s newest globally renowned social media hub, has been criticized for having anti-Semitism content throughout the app's videos and comments. While no ...

JSU pen pal program fosters new connections

By Matthew Weinsheimer For Mitzpeh @mattwein1 Amid a semester of social distancing, online classes and social isolation for many Terps both on and off campus, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) is helping students make meaningful connections ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Amitai Diament and Rikki Weingarten

  By Yakira Cohen Editor-in-chief @CohenYakira Tennis rivals Amitai Diament, a senior aerospace engineering major, and Rikki Weingarten, a junior computer science major, dabbled in a new type of “courting” this weekend: a ...

Mother-Daughter cooking show “Because I Said So” caters to college students

  By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh  From starting an exercise regimen to becoming a sourdough aficionado, people have been managing life during the pandemic in different ways. Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Leah Packer, ...

How this Jewish student honors a friend during giving season

By Max Boyarsky @BoyarskyMax For Mitzpeh Mo Goldberger, a junior computer science student at this university, started a fundraiser to help the homeless population in honor of their late friend.  The fundraiser officially started in ...

Corona Connects steps up during COVID-19

By Ashkan Motamedi For Mitzpeh @coolswagjay When Elana Sichel, a senior management major, wanted to help people struggling amid COVID-19 last April, she faced many barriers to finding opportunities. That's how she and her friend ...