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Navigating the new normal: Jewish freshman life during COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim  For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh An already challenging transition to life on campus has been further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic for freshmen this fall. From reduced dorm capacity to take out meals and online/blended classes, campus life looks very different.  The spirited and active Hillel community has always been a ...

Condemning responses to arson at University of Delaware Chabad

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh A few weeks ago, we read the terrible news that fire had been set, intentionally, to the Chabad Center at the University of Delaware. The building, known affectionately as the “little blue house” by students, was completely destroyed and approximately $200,000 in damages were caused. Thankfully, nobody was ...

Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer services be handled this year? The High Holidays are rapidly approaching, so this question seems ...

College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @ElieKern In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distinction: an entirely kosher menu. Testudo’s Kosher Korner was founded by Rabbi Eli Backman, this ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Danielle Galitzer and Ben Yehuda

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira On Sunday afternoon, senior special education major Danielle Galitzer walked into Dunkin’ sporting a hat and sunglasses. Following the instructions on a cryptic email she received last week, she sat down at a table and waited: half-blind from the getup and fully blind about the events that would ...

For these Jewish students, studying abroad offers chance to connect with their faith

By Alexandra Macia For Mitzpeh @Alexand25682625 Many students at this university look forward to going abroad for at least one semester during their undergraduate experience, but for many Jewish students, going abroad can look a little different. Carlie Deren, a senior marketing and supply chain major, studied abroad in Rome during the ...

Coffee Language House unites students of different cultures through food, foreign languages

By Nicole D’Costa For Mitzpeh @ndcosta622 Every Monday, members of the Language House have coffee conversations where they gather to speak their representative languages and enjoy snacks from different cultures. Each week, a different culture has the spotlight on it with food from that particular culture like Mexican, Italian, Arabic and ...

At Immigration Shabbat, students share approaches to social justice, immigration policy

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ For those who celebrate Shabbat, Friday nights are filled with a routine of prayer, celebrating the end of the week and most importantly, food. However, Hillel’s Immigration Justice Shabbat on Nov. 22 was not a typical Friday evening celebration. The Shabbat, part of the Global Justice ...

Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.” Dr. ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Nadiv Panitch and Kelly Pavel

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira After last month’s Mitzpeh Matchmaker participants were nowhere to be found nearly two hours after their scheduled date time, junior computer engineering major Nadiv Panitch and senior neurobiology and physiology major Kelly Pavel decided to break the record during this Monday’s edition. ...