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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 ...