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Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.” Dr. ...

SAFRA makes strides on campus with Sephardic students

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko The Jewish community at this university continues to expand with an on-campus group that is revamping their organization for the semester. SAFRA, otherwise known as the Sephardic Association for Festive and Religious Activities, is a relatively new organization that aims to help Sephardic ...

Hundreds of students join outdoor vigil on Mckeldin Mall to honor Tree of Life victims

By Adam W Glass For Mitzpeh @AdamGlass100   The air was cold and the mood was a mix of somber, subdued and reverent as hundreds of students, many holding candles, waited on the grass near McKeldin Library Monday night for a vigil, held in memory of the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, to begin. ...

Hillel makes pizza on Passover a reality with “Lotsa Matzah Pizza” event

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel invited students to come and make their own matzah pizzas at La Plata Hall Wednesday night at its event, “Lotsa Matzah Pizza.” “Having this event kind of just gives you another outlet to feel like you can still celebrate the holiday even if you’re not at home,” said Nicole ...

MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

Students sample foods, learn about Jewish cultures in different countries

By Pearl Mak For the Mitzpeh @pearl_mak Students’ taste buds traveled around the world Wednesday without having to leave the Hillel Game Room. The Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Geography: Food Edition event, which was free to students, featured foods from countries like Morocco, Italy, Israel, Guatemala and more. Helpers served a variety of ...

JWLC adapts to student interest, maintains professional aspect

By Tom Hart For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh About 100 Jewish students gathered Sunday at Maryland Hillel and in Van Munching Hall’s Thomas G. Pownall Atrium for an evening of socializing and professional development at the Fourth Annual Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference. The conference was an opportunity for this university’s young Jewish ...

Christmas decorations on campus receive mixed views from Jewish students

By Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh @AlysonLyn   At this university’s School of Public Policy in Van Munching Hall, a large green Christmas tree sits lit up and adorned with round ornaments near a framed picture of Testudo next to the main entrance. Garlands make their way up the railing and a wreath encircles the university plaque. ...

As votes come in, look inside Kedma’s election process

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Six positions of this university’s Kedma Board will be elected today, with nine hopeful candidates looking to secure votes by addressing the community and answering any final questions Saturday during Kiddush. Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group at this university will be electing a new vice ...

UMD seniors host Hometown Throwdown meal for 160 students

By Carly Taylor For the Mitzpeh @carly_taylor97 A recent Shabbat dinner hosted by Maryland Hillel was no ordinary sit-down meal. Instead of just simply enjoying their dinner, students stood on chairs, cheering on their hometowns and mocking others. About 160 students gathered Friday, Dec. 3 for the second senior-led dinner of the fall ...