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Orthodox community maintains campus eruv

By Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh  An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.  Co-head of maintain...

The case for rejoining the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Leila Riazi For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh  President-elect Joe Biden will face significant challenges, both foreign and domestic, upon entering office. One of these is certainly going to be Iran policy. During a Democratic primary debate, ...

Kedma poker night raises money and fun

By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd On Sat. Dec. 12, Kedma hosted a virtual Texas Hold'em poker tournament to help raise money for charity.  This tournament consisted of 14 participants, each with a $15 buy-in. With the stockpile ...

Mother-Daughter cooking show “Because I Said So” caters to college students

  By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh  From starting an exercise regimen to becoming a sourdough aficionado, people have been managing life during the pandemic in different ways. Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Leah Packer, ...

Sacha Baron Cohen makes political strides

Jade Barton @Jadecbarton7 For Mitzpeh Sacha Baron Cohen has spent the last two decades of his career in character, but it wasn’t until last November at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate ...

From Tel Aviv to D.C.: Israeli basketball phenom Deni Avdija takes his talents to the NBA

By Aaron Arnstein Staff Writer @AaronArnstein   NBA fans heard many familiar names called during the first round of last week’s draft. International sensation LaMelo Ball, freshman phenom James Wiseman and high-flying Obi Toppin, ...

Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

  Sacks the Bridge Builder Dr. Scott Lasensky @scottlasensky As the Jewish world mourns the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former U.K. Chief Rabbi, my thoughts have lingered on his extraordinary legacy of bridge-buildin...

Israel can and must resolve the conflict in Ethiopia

By Jack Singelstad @dumo276 For Mitzpeh A clash between Ethiopian military forces and separatists in the semi-autonomous region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia threatens to move towards civil war. Israel must meet this moment to preserve ...

Jew You Should Know: Julianna Solomon

By Angel Gingras @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh You can find her hosting meetings and planning events. You might catch her studying at any hour of the day, or tutoring others in a guided study session. Other times you may find her volunteering ...

Terps share a Laugh with Lovitt

By Sarah Dilworth For Mitzpeh @worthsomedills Comedian Benji Lovitt performed for over 80 students over Zoom on Nov. 5 as part of a Terps for Israel event, uniting comedy lovers from Hillel Montreal, Tulane University for Israel, GW ...