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Let the Hanukkah festivities begin!

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many programs are taking place to celebrate the holiday, such as the annual menorah lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad at Maryland in front of McKeldin ...

New program, Challah and Chassidut, takes Thursday nights by storm

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Avital Hirschhorn, one of Maryland Hillel’s OU-JLIC Torah educators, struggled to find a way to create a weekly event that is both fun and educational. After extensive brainstorming, ...

Does a professor’s Jewish faith affect their students?

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   With about 25 percent of this university’s student population practicing Judaism, it is no surprise that there are Jewish professors too. Religion is a significant part of many lives, ...

Is there a Jewish way to celebrate Thanksgiving?

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Thanksgiving, like other holidays, has traditions dating back many years. Jewish holidays typically have some sort of family or togetherness component, whether it be breaking the fast with ...

Are Jews lifeguards because of pikuach nefesh?

By Anastasia Marks For Mitzpeh @stasiasayshey   Aaron Kraiman can’t work as a lifeguard on Saturdays at Eppley Recreation Center, but he won’t ask other Jewish lifeguards to cover his shift on Shabbat. “In Judaism, you ...

“Monday Mindfulness” brings spirituality to Jewish community

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Monday Mindfulness, an event held Mondays before afternoon prayer services at Hillel, provides a 20-minute relaxation session for Jewish students to become more aware of themselves and ...

Jewish students speak out on gun control, anti-Semitism after Tree of Life shooting

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   From Pittsburgh to Maryland, and all across the country, last month's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue caused fear, hope and determination among Jewish students to reduce ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Mikey Pollack and Alyse Messafi

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh Junior philosophy major Mikey Pollack and sophomore public health science major Alyse Messafi met up at Dunkin' Donuts under Terrapin Row on Nov. 5. Their date was originally set for Nov. 2 at 7-Elev...

Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On ...

Jews You Should Know: Alan Soclof and Daniel Schopf

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   There are two Jewish students on this campus who may seem like humble sports fanatics on the surface, but few know that they come together once a week to produce a sports ...