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The clash of values, at home and abroad

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   “Everyone has multifaceted, complex identities,” said Dr. Shibley Telhami, a professor and distinguished scholar-teacher lecturer at this university. “Every day we decide which identity we put first.” With these words, Telhami delved into modern America’s conception of ...

“You can’t have it all.” Rabbi speaks about diversity of opinions in Jewish community

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva of Hadar, came to this university on Monday to discuss his philosophy regarding religious practice in Judaism and in the American culture at large. Throughout the night, students had the chance to hear about his research and ...

Jewish students speak out on gun control, anti-Semitism after Tree of Life shooting

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   From Pittsburgh to Maryland, and all across the country, last month's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue caused fear, hope and determination among Jewish students to reduce future anti-Semitic attacks. “Among all of the minorities that we talk about in intersectional ...

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. ...

I grew up attending a Conservative synagogue. I never could have imagined something like this happening

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18   Yesterday morning, an attack on the Conservative Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh took the lives of 11 innocent congregants and left six others wounded. The shooting was described by the Washington Post as the “deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.” ...

Challah for Hunger has a recipe for success

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   If you’ve ever been to a Shabbat meal on campus, you may have noticed the presence of two doughy delights at the table. These challahs, prepared by Challah for Hunger, have become hallmarks of meals at this university. Challah for Hunger is an organization on campus that bakes and sells ...

Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler

By Lily Rozenstauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 “Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma. Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...

Keva V’Kevana provides inclusivity to all sects of Jewish community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_ caplan6 Keva V’Kevana (KVK) Partnership Minyan strives to provide this university’s Jewish community an inclusive prayer opportunity by combining aspects of both the conservative and orthodox minyan. The group, which meets once a month in Maryland Hillel, promotes maximum participation of females and ...

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 ...

New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community

By Sean Strader For the Mitzpeh @seanstrader13 With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a positive and welcoming environment around this university should hold a place of urgency on its ...