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Culinary, historical expert explains black-Jewish identity through food

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted April 5 at 11:21 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Michael Twitty, a food blogger, teacher of Judaism, and writer on Jewish cultural issues, visited this university to discuss how kosher and soul food ...

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 ...

Make your own hamantaschen!

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 You could easily buy a pack of hamantaschen in the store, but the pickings at Shoppers aren’t great and it’s a long drive to Shalom Kosher or Max’s. Plus, there's something fun about folding the edges and pinching the corners yourself. So in case you want to, here’s a video explaining ...

Oxfam’s interactive hunger banquet facilitates discussion about food insecurity, social injustice

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss In an effort to educate and inspire students at this university, the Oxfam UMD chapter held a hunger banquet and discussion at Hillel to strike conversation on the social injustices facing refugees and food insecurity issues around the world Thursday night. Senior American studies major Autumn ...

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. ...

Campus farmers market offers many fresh, but limited kosher, options

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Every Wednesday, right in front of Cole Field House, this university’s farmers market provides students with a change of pace with a variety of items from fresh produce to unique stands featuring hummus, dips and more. While The Farmers Market at Maryland provides a platform for small businesses and ...

Wellness Week provides trail mix to encourage healthy finals snacking

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 As part of Maryland Hillel’s Wellness Week, students and organizers hosted “Trail Mix Tuesday,” an event that allowed students to make bags of trail mix in an effort to relieve stress from finals. About 15 students came to enjoy trail mix composed of M&M’s, granola, dried cranberries and ...

Shabbat has different meaning for all Jews

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For students all over campus, Shabbat is a special time – it means spending time with friends and family. For some, it is their closest connection to Judaism.   “My dad was adopted and doesn’t know his birth family, so Judaism is the only connection I have that unites my birth grandparents ...

Keeping Hillel kitchen kosher comes with many responsibilities

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a A man with rectangle-shaped glasses removed vegetables from a basin and poured the excess water through a thin white cloth. He examined the sheet over a light box using a magnifying glass. “It’s alive,” he said. Rachamim Fakheri, a mashgiach in Maryland Hillel kitchen, checks vegetables for ...

Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their time in Israel. Birthright Israel, a historical partnership between the people of Israel and Jewish ...