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Ph.D. student Annie Rappeport seeks international peace through education

Kirstin Nichols @kirstin_nichols For Mitzpeh As a child in Hebrew school, Annie Rappeport, a Ph.D. candidate in International Education Policy at this university, learned the phrase “never again.” The saying refers to the Holocaust, ...

Orthodox community maintains campus eruv

By Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh  An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.  Co-head of maintain...

Fakhrizadeh’s assassination: A critical success, but Israel must stop playing with fire

    Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein  In late November, Israeli assassins dealt a huge blow to Iran’s nuclear capability with the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the mastermind behind Iran’s nuclear ...

Israel can and must resolve the conflict in Ethiopia

By Jack Singelstad @dumo276 For Mitzpeh A clash between Ethiopian military forces and separatists in the semi-autonomous region of Tigray in Northern Ethiopia threatens to move towards civil war. Israel must meet this moment to preserve ...

Jew You Should Know: Julianna Solomon

By Angel Gingras @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh You can find her hosting meetings and planning events. You might catch her studying at any hour of the day, or tutoring others in a guided study session. Other times you may find her volunteering ...

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 ...

Moti’s initiative brings much-needed kosher products to Hillel

  By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd Kosher dining runs dry around College Park. While the only place to grab a real kosher meal is the Hillel dining hall at this university, there are still attempts to branch out. Due ...

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 ...

“She’s feeding hatred”: Colleges must stop welcoming anti-Israel speakers

By Aaron Arnstein For Mitzpeh @AaronArnstein We’ve seen plenty of well-known individuals speak to college students over Zoom during the past six months: actors, sports stars, political figures and musical artists, to name a few. Add ...

Ometz celebrates end of Sabbath with cookies, music during Havdallah celebration

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Ometz hosted a special Havdallah celebration complete with singing, service and food at Hillel Saturday night. Ometz is a student-led, Egalitarian community based on Conservative ...