Jewish studies program sees redesign as student engagement declines
By Vanessa Reis
The Jewish studies major at this university is being redesigned after numbers in the program dropped significantly, said Hayim Lapin, director of The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies.
Lapin said the Jewish studies program has between five and 10 students currently enrolled. Just five or six years ...
Professor discusses intricacies, patterns of oldest complete Torah scroll
By Hallie Kay
An acclaimed professor and expert on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, Jordan S. Penkower, came to College Park Tuesday to discuss the one-of-a-kind intricacies of the oldest complete Torah scroll.
Penkower, a published author who has done extensive work on the intricacies of the ...
The songs we sang at the vigil, and what they meant
By Deborah Brown
At Monday night’s vigil on McKeldin Mall to honor the memories of the Jewish community members killed in Pittsburgh on Saturday, we sang many songs, mostly in Hebrew. The melodies were beautiful and sad, and singing them in the midst of a crowd of hundreds was inspirational. I was moved to ...
A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out
By James Whitlow
Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed escape the room challenge. But on the overcast evening of April 22, I was not.
I am categorically, ...
Students celebrate end of Passover with messiah meal at Chabad
By Gabrielle Kanik
For the Mitzpeh
For almost one-fifth of the students on campus, Tuesday meant the end of the Passover holiday. This year, Passover began at sundown Monday, April 10 and ended Tuesday, April 18 with a traditional last meal, which sometimes includes celebrating the messiah. Ways to celebrate the last meal vary as ...
Resident Life creates Hebrew cluster chaos (Sept. 1994)
By Lisa Fine
St. Mary's Hall residents who went through a stringent application process to be placed in the Hebrew language cluster are incensed about their new neighbor.
Resident life officials filled a vacancy in the female suite last week with a student who had been living in a temporary triple room in Easton Hall.
Each year, students ...