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Get in the zone: NHBT weekend has arrived

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @xoxonicole6 This upcoming weekend is one that has been marked down on everyone's calendars for months. The National Hillel Basketball Tournament is finally here. “I really love NHBT because it lets me play basketball with all my friends in a competitive setting,” said Joshua Silverman, a University of ...

Competition, social scene draws students from around country to National Hillel Basketball Tournament

UPDATE: This article has been edited from its original version, which was posted on April 14. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi With the clock winding down in a semifinal match in the 2017 National Hillel Basketball Tournament, Justin Hod of Yeshiva University’s Yeshiva Sokol ...

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 ...

CTC: campus’ quickest minyan

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehiggins One of the upstairs minyanim at Hillel, better known as CTC, is a place for people to come together on Friday nights specifically attracting those who like to do minimal singing. For Noam Weintraub, the president of Congregation of Tired Curmudgeons, the decision to attend CTC was fairly simple. ...

College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles the campus and portions of adjacent neighborhoods to form a loophole in Shabbat rules that makes ...

Students use basketball to mentor community kids

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 Like many underclassmen at this university, Benji Mitrani was looking for a way to get involved on campus. He thought about the wide array of available extracurricular opportunities, and considered activities ranging from tutoring to playing sports. Two years later, Mitrani is an active member of ...

Separating the wholewheat bagels from the chaff (Oct. 1997)

By Fritz Hahn, for the Mitzpeh For centuries, man has attempted to find the perfect bagel. The best are airy, crunchy yet tender, while the worst are flat and sodden, toasted cardboard with a lopsided hole. But now the rush to mass market bagels resembles the coffee wars of the early ‘90s. Bagels have gone mainstream, beyond the realm of ...

Shalom Kosher Grocery Store

By Catherine Sheffo With several grocery stores along Route 1, it seems strange to make the 10-mile drive to Silver Spring, Md. on a weekday night, but more University of Maryland students seem to be making the trip to Shalom Kosher before Shabbat and other holidays, according to the store’s owners. Shalom Kosher opened in October 2012 in ...