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Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the ...

Food insecurity gets real at Oxfam UMD Hunger Banquet

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20   For many students at this university, Thanksgiving involved abundant feasts and showing thanks for their good fortune this year. Just days after the holiday, Oxfam America at the ...

JSU welcomes all to Mardi Gras semi-formal

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The Jewish Student Union hosted its annual semi-formal on Thursday with a Mardi Gras theme and a goal of bringing a community of diverse students together right before the Hanukkah ...

What happened to the Maryland Hillel Center kickoff event?

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Maryland Hillel was all set to mark a new chapter with the start of their fundraising campaign for the new Maryland Hillel Center, until they weren’t. The event was promoted as a ...

Menorah lighting symbolizes hope in wake of Pittsburgh shooting

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   The first candle was lit on the 10-foot tall menorah on McKeldin Mall, celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, Sunday evening. This year’s annual candle-lighting ceremony held ...

Professor discusses covenant differences, influence among Abrahamic religions

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The concept of communal identity among religions is partly dependent on an analysis of how each one recognizes covenants, said a professor last Wednesday. Carol Bakhos, a professor of ...

Terp Thon’s Day of Miracles exceeds $100,000 donation goal

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Day of Miracles, Terp Thon’s largest fundraising event of the year, raised $130,472 in 24 hours for children and families at Children’s National Hospital. Their event, which was ...

Professor discusses intricacies, patterns of oldest complete Torah scroll

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   An acclaimed professor and expert on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, Jordan S. Penkower, came to College Park Tuesday to discuss the one-of-a-kind intricacies of the oldest complete ...

The clash of values, at home and abroad

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   “Everyone has multifaceted, complex identities,” said Dr. Shibley Telhami, a professor and distinguished scholar-teacher lecturer at this university. “Every day we decide which ...

“You can’t have it all.” Rabbi speaks about diversity of opinions in Jewish community

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva of Hadar, came to this university on Monday to discuss his philosophy regarding religious practice in Judaism and in the ...