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Sukkot

Senaya Savir On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, people engage in some unusual and out of the ordinary traditions. To people who are unfamiliar with the holiday it can be quite perplexing to see families sitting outside of their perfectly ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Michael Samuels and Tamar Gasko

By Elana Dure Senior community health major Michael Samuels and sophomore theater major Tamar Gasko went on a blind date to Starbucks on Sept. 18. Here is how it went. What were your thoughts coming to the date? Tamar: I was excited ...

Jew you should know: Jonathan Levi

If there’s one thing Jonathan Levi took away from his internship with Jacob Lew and the Department of the Treasury this summer, it’s that being a religious Jew is far from an impediment in this day and age. “You can be an Orthodox Jew ...

Keeping it Kosher and Connected

  By Brittany Britto If you’re searching for your soulmate or a way to keep up with prayer, there’s an app for that, and students are using them. The ever-growing technology in mobile devices (how ‘bout that iPhone 6?) has ...

Jew You Should Know: Yael Nagar

By Jamie Weissman    It’s not everyday you meet someone who’s traveled around Africa. But for junior economics and government & politics major Yael Nagar, living in Africa was just her fall semester. Nagar, a Potomac resident, ...

“Noah” Causes Controversy

By Matthew Beinart Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Noah, a portrayal of the Biblical Genesis story starring Russell Crowe, has been met with controversy from Christian and Muslim leaders despite grossing over $292 million worldwide. The ...

Popular artists reference Judaism in music

By Nora Tarabishi You would never guess that some of your favorite artists or bands come from Jewish backgrounds, but they do. Many are surprised to find out that artists like P!nk, Adam Levine from Maroon 5, and Ezra Koenig, the lead ...

JFarm- Growing food for the community

By Joe Atmonavage As you walk up to the University of Maryland Hillel building, the first thing you notice is a colorful mural painted on the fence board and a garden enclosed by another bright fence. This is the home of JFarm, a Jewish ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Carly Smith and David Daniel

By Amanda Eisenberg  Carly Smith, a junior secondary education in history major from Severna Park, Md., went on a blind date with senior David Daniel, an electrical engineering major from Philadelphia. I only told them where and when to meet, ...

Jew You Should Know: Talia Richman

By Amanda Eisenberg Most newspapers don’t publish stories written by a freshman. Most newspapers don’t even hire freshmen. Talia ‘Tali’ Richman, 18, managed to do both. “I feel like I have a lot to prove,” the journalism major ...