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University of Michigan professor explains how emigration created Israeli identity

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen Within an intimate room in H.J. Patterson Hall, University of Michigan professor Bryan K. Roby explained how emigration sculpted Israeli culture and identity Tuesday night. The event, hosted by the Gildenhorn Institute, was part of a series which introduces events like this on a weekly basis. ...

Students view Halloween as more social than religiously-rooted Purim

By Max Breene For the Mitzpeh @maxbreene18 This Halloween, you can expect to see plenty of students roaming the streets dressed in costume, celebrating the famous “trick or treating” festival. But for many Jewish students on campus, Halloween is not the only time to dress up in character. Judaism celebrates the story of the Book of Esther ...

Non-Jewish Mitzpeh members

By Daniel Ofman Staff writer @OfmanDaniel What are some characteristics that one would look for in the editor-in-chief of a Jewish newspaper? At Mitzpeh, being Jewish hasn’t necessarily been one of those characteristics. This publication has had many students in leadership positions who were not Jewish and who initially knew little ...

Former editors reflect on Mitzpeh’s 32-year history, look forward to publication’s future

By Jacqueline Hyman & Daniel Ofman Opinion editor, staff writer @jacqbh58, @OfmanDaniel In the early 1980s, a publication called Ha Koach died out and left the University of Maryland without a Jewish newspaper; thus Mitzpeh was born. Former Mitzpeh editors-in-chief Neil S. Rubin and David M. Fishman created the publication together in ...