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Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. Memorial Day serves the same purpose in the U.S., but the two holidays have more differences than ...

Over 25 students contribute to OU-JLIC UMD haggadah for Passover

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus’s second installment of this university’s haggadah, released Friday, features writings of UMD students that reflect and offer guidance as Passover begins on the evening of April 10. The idea for the Maryland haggadah originated from ...

Students juggle religious, scholastic commitments for Passover

By Tom Hart Staff Writer @Mitzpeh An exodus is coming -- one lesser in scope and stress than the one Jewish students will be remembering on April 10, but the pressure is still on for some. Senior bioengineering major Ben Kaplan will be going back home to Baltimore for Passover at the start of the holiday. “It won’t be such a far trip,” he ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the school week this year, many students will not be returning home to their families for the holiday. ...

How well do you know the Jewish holiday Purim?

  With Purim coming up, we asked members of the University community what they knew about the holiday and why it may not be as well-known as others. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh

Shavuot recipe: Cannoli cream frutta with Nutella and apricots

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Shavuot aka the holiday of blintzes and cheesecake is approaching this Saturday night. While there are so many amazing traditional Shavuot recipes like the Jews in Turkey, the Balkans, Syria and Egypt, with dishes from a rich milk pudding called muhallabeya to the more familiar blintzes, ...

Purim vs. Halloween: Religious significance creates different meaning for Jewish holiday

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Everyone looks to a holiday as a little escape and break from their everyday lives. Whether it’s for religious or traditional reasons, holidays bring excitement and fun to our typical schedules. This month, the Jews celebrated Purim. Every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month Adar, the Jewish ...