The songs we sang at the vigil, and what they meant
By Deborah Brown
At Monday night’s vigil on McKeldin Mall to honor the memories of the Jewish community members killed in Pittsburgh on Saturday, we sang many songs, mostly in Hebrew. The melodies were ...
A farewell to the UMD and Mitzpeh community
By Jacqueline Hyman
Two years ago, I wrote my first column as editor-in-chief of Mitzpeh about the direction we were headed -- an all-online publication with more social media and multimedia. I think we’ve done a ...
Backman’s Corner: Why doesn’t Shavuot have an image?
By Eli Backman
Rosh Hashanah has the shofar, Hanukkah has the Menorah, even Pesach has Matzah. What does Shavuot have? Hallmark is looking for what to put on their cards. Help?!
In the Torah, (Leviticus 23:15-6) it ...