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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 ...

Thanksgiving plans change for students due to COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh Topping off an unprecedented semester due to COVID-19, a holiday that is usually spent surrounded by family and friends has been scaled back, shifted, and in some cases, canceled. This year, ...

Schitt’s Creek makes history at the Emmys

By Ashlynn Shumer @Mitzpeh For Mitzpeh The 72nd Emmy awards aired on Sep. 20, and by the end of the night, there was a clear front-runner. Schitt’s Creek, the hit comedy series, swept all seven comedy awards, including Best Supporting ...

KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty

By Ileana Lozano @IleanaIRL Arts Editor At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.  A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Akiva Glashofer and Ariella Wolf

By Yakira Cohen Editor-in-chief @CohenYakira What happens when you throw two junior mechanical engineering majors into a blind date at a closed coffee shop on the craziest day of the craziest year? Mitzpeh Matchmaker had to find out, ...

Biden vs. Trump: The competing cases for pro-Israel voters

By Logan Heller and Aaron Arnstein @L_Heller55 @AaronArnstein @Mitzpeh Opinion editor Logan Heller faces off against Aaron Arnstein about which 2020 presidential candidate is best for Israel. Rationalism vs. Radicalism: Why a Biden ...

A socially-distanced SHABBAM brings Jewish students together

By Nira Dayanim Staff writer @Mitzpeh On Friday night, almost 800 students got together at over 80 different Shabbat dinners across campus. Also known as "SHABBAM" or "Shabbat Across Maryland," this Hillel-hosted event has brought students ...

Rogen rolls over the fine line between comedy and antisemitism

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh There are two types of people who share identities of both “actor” and “Jewish”: Those who are “actors who happen to be Jewish” and “Jewish actors.” Seth Rogen, a clear example of the latter, has ...