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Jewish students celebrate second pandemic Passover

By Nira Dayanim Staff Writer @umdmitzpeh  What makes Passover this year different from all other years? For Jewish students at this university, observing Passover during the pandemic for the second time brings unique challenges and new ...

Spring break provides stress-free vacation for Jewish students

By Gabrielle Goldman @G__Goldman For Mitzpeh Unlike several universities nationwide, this university elected to keep spring break on the calendar this year. In an email that President Daryll J. Pines sent on Feb. 27 lifting a previous ...

Avirah adds auditions, welcoming new member

Blake Townsend For Mitzpeh @blaket888  Avirah, the Israeli dance company at this university, hosted an unprecedented spring audition on Feb. 9 at STAMP Student Union, welcoming a new member to the group. Matthew Kaminow, a senior material ...

Israel’s Pfizer vaccine delivery leads global charge; U.S. struggles

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Israel’s vaccine program leads the global effort, with 40.5% of its population already completely vaccinated. Its centralized effort and relationship with Pfizer appear to be paying dividends....

Students celebrate Purim amid COVID-19

By Brandie Bland @BlandBrandie For Mitzpeh  A year into a global pandemic and a few days after a campus-wide sequester order went into effect, students at this university enjoyed a time of celebration during Purim. Purim—a carnival-...

Community comes together to combat COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh Over the past few weeks, a combination of cold weather and the return to campus after time away has led to a spike in COVID-19 cases among students at this university. The Jewish response? Fight it ...

Ossoff elected as Georgia’s first Jewish senator amid rampant anti-Semitism

By Courtney Cohn Features Editor @courtney_cohn Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff defeated former Sen. David Perdue in a close, highly-contested race in the Georgia Senate runoff election on Jan. 6, making history in his own right as the first ...

Jewish student channels pain into music

By Yonathan Shimelis @Youngteamyon For Mitzpeh Rapping started as a hobby, but now Gabriel Felsher uses rap as an outlet for his painful experiences.  “Since freshman year I’ve always loved rap. A friend showed me one of J. Cole’s ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Amitai Diament and Rikki Weingarten

  By Yakira Cohen Editor-in-chief @CohenYakira Tennis rivals Amitai Diament, a senior aerospace engineering major, and Rikki Weingarten, a junior computer science major, dabbled in a new type of “courting” this weekend: a ...

How this Jewish student honors a friend during giving season

By Max Boyarsky @BoyarskyMax For Mitzpeh Mo Goldberger, a junior computer science student at this university, started a fundraiser to help the homeless population in honor of their late friend.  The fundraiser officially started in ...