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SAFRA makes strides on campus with Sephardic students

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko The Jewish community at this university continues to expand with an on-campus group that is revamping their organization for the semester. SAFRA, otherwise known as the Sephardic Association for Festive and Religious Activities, is a relatively new organization that aims to help Sephardic ...

New program, Challah and Chassidut, takes Thursday nights by storm

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Avital Hirschhorn, one of Maryland Hillel’s OU-JLIC Torah educators, struggled to find a way to create a weekly event that is both fun and educational. After extensive brainstorming, Hirschhorn discovered that the best way to incorporate both elements was to set up a weekly event called ...

Jewish comedy in television impacts society’s outlook

By Jared Beinart For the Mitzpeh @Jared_Beinart Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. In attempts to seek appeal among its intended audience, mass media will often misrepresent races and religions with stereotypical character portrayals. While the modern perception of Judaism is often skewed into comedic, ...