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Hillel Arts Showcase celebrates Jewish community through music, dance

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The Hoff Theater at STAMP Student Union was filled with excitement on Saturday night. It was Maryland Hillel’s Arts Showcase, celebrating the Jewish community at this university. Lively chatter echoed through the theater, as an audience of about 300 people from this university's Jewish ...

Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen. Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and Allies student organization, hosted a drag show at Hillel. While Hamsa has hosted ice cream socials ...

Ometz hosts another successful “extravaganza” event

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko Ometz, this university’s conservative, traditional egalitarian Jewish group, hosted another successful “Ometz Extravaganza,” which consisted of many members from the Jewish community coming together for a special night on October 26.  For the Friday night event, several members of the ...

Hillel brings students together as community to break fast, celebrate new year

By David Blumberg For Mitzpeh @DGBlumberg Yom Kippur is a time to reflect. It is a time to consider the past year, mistakes we’ve made and our goals for the new year. But for many Jewish students, there is something else on their minds on Yom Kippur: hunger. As the sun set Wednesday night, Maryland Hillel held its annual Break ...

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 ...