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Sufganiyot traditions: Students can decorate doughnuts at Terpim’s Dec. 10 event

By Senaya Savir Nutrition students beware: Hanukkah is coming up and with it the Jewish tradition of eating greasy foods. The custom to eat foods like potato latkes and sufganiyot, jelly doughnuts, is to honor the miracle of the menorah oil ...

Jew You Should Know: Ariella Bloomfield

By Jamie Weissman Whenever Manhattan native Ariella Bloomfield is back in New York she visits DOROT, an old age home where she volunteers and delivers food. So, when a friend asked her if she wanted to visit Potomac’s Hebrew Home every ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Andrew Podob and Tova Rosenthal

  Year/ Major: Andrew Podob: Senior/government and politics Tova Rosenthal: Freshman/psychology Describe how you were feeling before the date: Andrew: I wouldn’t say I was nervous, but I was obviously unsure who I was going ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Zev Klein and Naomi Lieberman

Describe how you were feeling before the date. Z: I was super excited and a little nervous. Originally, we were going to meet for a tango lesson, which made me pretty panicky. I practiced dancing in my room with the help of YouTube and a broom. ...

Cultural group Mishelanu explores what it means to be Israeli-American

By Charlie Wright Last year, a new program for Israeli-American students came to campus. Mishelanu, which means ”from ourselves” in Hebrew, is a program that focuses on creating a community for Israeli-American students on American college ...

Jew You Should Know: Sheila Jelen

                                By Sharadha Kalyanam Aside from teaching Jewish studies and comparative literatu...

Summer in Israel: UMD students experience challenges on trips abroad during Gaza war

What started off as summer plans to intern, travel and visit his brother, turned into a much more eye opening experience for senior computer engineering major Max Cohen. “I wanted an internship in Israel, so I did one with Israel Tech Challe...

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 ...