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Ruach hosts night of music, discussion of prayer at Hillel

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Students gathered for an hour of song and discussion at Hillel Tuesday night to explore music in the context of prayer. Ruach, the Reform student group at Maryland Hillel, invited ...

Hillel Shabbat lunches see lower attendance as upperclassmen dine out

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash Copy editor @jessenassh   Hillel has recently begun enforcing the price of admission for Shabbat meals on Saturdays, and upperclassmen are now opting instead for other outlets to eat. Shabbat lunch on ...

Food generates thought, thriving community at Hillel

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @cohenyakira   Maryland Hillel, in partnership with Kedma, kicked off a new learning initiative Monday with speaker Rabbi Daniel Reifman. Food for Thought, which provides learning participants with ...

Bonding warms Kedma community at TerpZone

By Yakira Cohen @CohenYakira Features editor   Members of Kedma, the Orthodox community at this university, trekked through the cold to kick off the semester at TerpZone Thursday night. Over 100 participants showed up to TerpZone ...

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 ...