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“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 ...

WMUC hosts first all-Hebrew radio show

By Matthew Beinart Maryland’s campus radio station, WMUC 88.1 FM, recently ushered in a new class of DJs, including one student who uses his Israeli background to host the first ever all-Hebrew show. Ofir Buchnik, a math and integrated ...

Challah For Hunger – Raising Money and Awareness

By Jamie Weissman There are billions of people in the world, and many of them struggle to put food on the table each day. That is where Challah For Hunger comes in. Challah For Hunger is a national organization that was started in 2004 by ...

Jew You Should Know: Jesse Krantz

By Jamie Weissman Navigating through a big university can be challenging. But between becoming Vice President of his fraternity, joining the Investment Banking club and being inducted into Order of Omega, sophomore finance and biochemistry major ...

Kosher Restaurants in the DC/Metro Area

By Hyunjae Ham “This is my second home,” says Miriam Zuares, a 74-year-old Israeli immigrant with a thick accent. Miriam, a retired caterer, has been a Nut House Pizza regular for fifteen years. Located in Wheaton, Nut House Pizza does not use ...

The Maccabeats transform song into anti-bullying message

By Elyssa Morris Bullying is a very unique message that is not typically thought of when Hanukkah comes to mind. This holiday season the signers of the group, The Maccabeats, an all-male Jewish a cappella group, tackled the seriousness of this ...