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Chabad gives Sukkot a mobile twist

By Anastasia Marks Copy editor @stasiasayshey For more than twenty years, Chabad’s mobile sukkah has traveled from fraternity row to North Campus assisting students in celebrating the holiday. This year, the sukkah began its rounds Sunday, October 8 and ended Wednesday, October 11. Built for the holiday Sukkot, the sukkah, a small, ...

Chabad kicks off semester with Chinese Shabbat dinner

By Angela Roberts For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Friday night, Rabbi Eli Backman and his family opened their home for Jewish students to enjoy a free Shabbat dinner. Although the Backman family hosts Shabbat dinners weekly, their house was particularly crowded this past week. Chinese cuisine may not be considered exactly typical fare for a ...

Students, alumni gather to make sushi, see friends on Labor Day

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 When most people think ‘Jewish event,’ the thought isn’t followed by ‘sushi.’ But for UMD Chabad, sushi is an annual tradition that allows students to get to know the organization in the first week of classes. Chabad hosted its annual Labor Day fair Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. on La Plata ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we count days during the Omer?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A friend told me this time period is called ‘Sefirah’ and we count the days. Please explain? To know when school will be out! Sefirah, which means “count” in Hebrew, refers to the counting of days between Passover and the holiday of Shavuot. Passover was the time the Jews left Egypt, and Shavuot ...

Volunteers help special needs visitors make cards for Israeli soldiers

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students from this university socialized Sunday afternoon with visitors from Baltimore Yachad while making cards for Israeli soldiers in the Hillel multipurpose room. Yachad is an international organization that promotes the inclusion of special needs individuals into Jewish life, whether at the synagogue, at ...

Students celebrate end of Passover with messiah meal at Chabad

By Gabrielle Kanik For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For almost one-fifth of the students on campus, Tuesday meant the end of the Passover holiday. This year, Passover began at sundown Monday, April 10 and ended Tuesday, April 18 with a traditional last meal, which sometimes includes celebrating the messiah. Ways to celebrate the last meal vary as ...

Campus kitchens begin lengthy preparations for Passover

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn     There was no spring break at the Jewish kitchens in College Park. During the week, staff at Hillel, Chabad and MEOR prepared for Passover. At Hillel, the dairy kitchen gets converted into a Passover kitchen. As a result, Hillel will not serve dairy products during the time between spring ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the school week this year, many students will not be returning home to their families for the holiday. ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we dress up on Purim? Where did this tradition come from?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh It all started one year after someone celebrated a little too hard and didn’t want anyone to know who he is, was and what he did… Okay the story of Purim, Cliff notes style: Characters listed in book Mordechai, Esther, Haman, Achashverosh, Vashti, Charvonah, Bigsan and Seresh. These individuals ...

Kosher Korner serves Jewish community at Xfinity Center

Testudo's Kosher Korner is the kosher food stand in Xfinity Center, serving fans a variety of New York delicatessen-inspired foods at most Big Ten games that are not on Sabbath. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh