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The majors Jews choose

By Shira Torchinsky For the Mitzpeh @shiraatorchii When the school year starts, the usual challenges start to show up. The work begins to pile up, tests and quizzes are scheduled, and for all those taking STAT 100, those MINITAB assignments ...

Past students talk about why they made aliyah

By Jaclyn Turner Features layout editor @jax223 Many Jewish students at this university have close ties to Israel. While hundreds choose to get involved in the campus’ multiple Jewish cultural and policy groups, a smaller number choose to ...

Jew You Should Know: Josh Ashkenazy

By Kirstyn Flood For the Mitzpeh @ThatsSo_Kirstyn Josh Ashkenazy encourages others to “wake up early, jump out of bed like a lion and start the day.” This idea has enabled the Long Island native to live every day anew, accept challenges ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Danielle Leopold and Kevin Rychik

By Michele Amira Pinczuk, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Seniors Danielle Leopold and Kevin Rychik set off on a pumpkin carving adventure in the Maryland Hillel sukkah Sept. 20. After all, the seasons are changing and what says autumn time ...

University professors, Jewish students hassle over holiday exemptions

By Eliana Block, for the Mitzpeh, @ElianaBlock When Noah Bar-Shain’s professor said missing his three-hour lecture for the final days of Passover was equivalent to missing a one-hour class three times, he quickly turned to Maryland Hillel. ...

Controversial comedian provides humor, social commentary

By Daniel Ofman, staff writer, @ofmandaniel South African comedian Trevor Noah generated excitement and curiosity Saturday night at Cole Field House in front of nearly 4,000 fans eager to see the future Daily Show host in action. Back in ...

Shavuot recipe: Cannoli cream frutta with Nutella and apricots

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Shavuot aka the holiday of blintzes and cheesecake is approaching this Saturday night. While there are so many amazing traditional Shavuot recipes like the Jews in Turkey, the Balkans, Syria ...

10 Top Jewish Musicians

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag With the 2015 Washington Jewish Music Festival underway, now is the ideal time to celebrate the Jewish musicians who have had an impact on the history of music. Much like the music festival, ...

Got milk? Nutella-filled blintzes for Shavuot

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag If you’ve been counting the Omer, you are aware that Shavuot (aka the holiday of blintzes and cheesecake) is fast approaching. As a vegan, I have often wondered why as Jews we’re supposed ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Yoni Ross & Laurie Hunt

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 Yoni Ross is a freshman enrolled in letters and sciences, but this is his fourth year out of high school since doing a year abroad in Israel, studying at University of Pittsburgh for a year and ...