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Purim celebrations undimmed despite growing COVID-19 concerns

By Laina S. Miller For Mitzpeh @LainaSMiller Purim, celebrated this year on Monday evening and Tuesday, arrived in the midst of the growing international COVID-19 outbreak. Traditional celebrations, including parties, gatherings for the ...

Despite lack of tradition, students describe Purim party at Stamp as huge success

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial This university’s Purim celebration was filled with the usual things one would find at a Purim celebration: food, noisemakers, an upbeat mood and costumes galore. The holiday celebrates one ...

Cupcake Wars: Competing for a cause

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @Mitzpeh If you had walked through the doors of Hillel at lunchtime last Sunday, you would have passed through a sea of white sweatshirts with cupcakes printed on them. If you walked further into the building, ...

African refugee to Israel shares experiences at Terps for Israel event

By Mohan Xu @XuMohan1 Staff writer Mutasim A. Ali talked about his own experiences in Israel being an African refugee and about asylum seekers and refugee policy in Israel on Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, in Tydings Hall. “One of the reasons ...

JHacks teaches computer science skills through education-themed competition

By Mohan Xu @XuMohan1 For Mitzpeh JHacks, a 24-hour hackathon, was held in the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering for the first time on February 15 and 16. Ayelet Senderowicz, a junior chemical engineering major and ...

Save a Child’s Heart volunteers ask students to share the love on Valentine’s Day

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Stationed outside of Stamp Student Union on Valentine’s Day morning, sophomore public policy and communications major Atara Kahn could be heard asking two questions that are hard to say no to: ...

America’s Border Conflict Part 2: Why many feel comparison between migrant detention centers, concentration camps is inappropriate

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori This story is a continuation from part 1: “Analyzing claims that U.S. detention centers are modern-day concentration camps.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sparked controversy this ...

America’s Border Conflict Part 1: Analyzing claims that U.S. detention centers are modern-day concentration camps

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in a series of tweets, posts, videos and interviews this past June, compared the migrant detention centers on U.S. borders to concentration camps, a claim that ...

Hate-Bias Response panel traces origins of Islamophobia in America

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Hate-Bias Response Program finished their semester of panels about racism on Thursday, Nov. 14, with “Deconstructing Islamophobia.” Co-sponsored by the Muslim Alliance for Social Change, this ...

Food insecure Jewish students lack affordable, kosher dining options

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 Around one in every five students at this university is food insecure, according to a Counseling Center study reported in the Diamondback last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being ...