Judaism 11 results

Jewish a cappella groups leave audition season empty-handed

  By Ella Sherman For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh As the audition process comes to a close, the three Jewish a cappella groups at this university have decided to hold off on recruiting new members until next fall. However, February ...

Kedma uncertain about hosting in-person events during the pandemic

By Erin Harper For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh As this university wraps up another semester of mostly virtual classes, Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group on campus, is hesitant to host limited in-person events and services. Founded in 1997, Kedma ...

The swordfish debate: Is it kosher?

By Emilia Hofman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Despite being Jewish, my family and I have never been concerned with keeping kosher. Truthfully, a week ago, if someone had asked me if I knew of the debate occurring in the Jewish community in regard to ...

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...

Backman’s Corner: Positive Perspectives

By Rabbi Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh “Yankel, are you a glass half full or half empty kind of guy?” Yankel thought a moment and said, “To be honest, I’m usually a where is my glass kind of guy.” Whatever hand life deals ...

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, ...

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 ...

Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes

  By: Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking ...

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 ...

Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot

By: Sarah Dilworth @worthsomedills For Mitzpeh Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the ...