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Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot

By: Sarah Dilworth @worthsomedills For Mitzpeh Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. Part ...

High quality High Holidays at UMD, courtesy of Hillel and Chabad

By Laina S. Miller @LainaSMiller For Mitzpeh Student life this year is different in a way that has never been dealt with before -- and the Jewish organizations at this university have stepped up to support students in need. So much about Jewish student life is normally in person, from prayer services to kosher meals to holiday events. ...

Condemning responses to arson at University of Delaware Chabad

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh A few weeks ago, we read the terrible news that fire had been set, intentionally, to the Chabad Center at the University of Delaware. The building, known affectionately as the “little blue house” by students, was completely destroyed and approximately $200,000 in damages were caused. Thankfully, nobody was ...

College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @ElieKern In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distinction: an entirely kosher menu. Testudo’s Kosher Korner was founded by Rabbi Eli Backman, this ...

In light of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, anti-Semitism on campus should be condemned, but Jewish students should not fear

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   A man attacked Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend, shouting anti-Semitic slurs and shooting congregants who were innocently praying on Shabbat. The attack killed 11 people, and six others were hospitalized. Just two months into the semester, three incidents involving ...

Hundreds dance and sing throughout campus for Simchat Torah

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Over a hundred students danced for almost five hours Monday night for Simchat Torah. Many do not even attend this university. Students danced from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at gatherings from Hillel to Chabad to celebrate the completion of another year of reading the Torah. Per ...

Hillel, Chabad to host services and meals for students during Rosh Hashana

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Sound the shofar! Rosh Hashana starts sundown Sunday evening with opportunities each day to celebrate and reflect with Hillel or Chabad this year. While many students plan to go home for the holiday, Hillel expects hundreds to attend services and meals going on around ...

What do people do for Lag B’Omer? Roast marshmallows, of course!

By Daniel Ofman For Mitzpeh @OfmanDaniel UMD Chabad held a celebration, organized by Rabbi Eli Backman, for Lag B'Omer Wednesday night. About 30 people attended the event, and everyone was socializing while making the s'mores. At this relaxing evening at the end of the school year, people could take a break from studying and forget about ...

When Competition Gets “Friendly”: Friendship Circle members make their mark on NHBT court

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh Along with over 300 students from all over the country, local Friendship Circle members were also invited to partake in this year’s National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The Friendship Circle is a national and global organization, affiliated with Chabad, that provides children with disabilities ...

Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD

By Athiyah Azeem Multimedia reporter @AthiyahTA Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near Fraternity Row, which is a big draw for students to buy kosher food. The truck sells items ranging from ...