jewish 130 results

Shabbat Crew serves meals despite pandemic

Ben Baruch For Mitzpeh @Ben_J_Baruch  The "Shabbat Crew" is serving Shabbat dinner and lunch again now that Maryland Hillel is allowed to host outdoor or socially distant indoor meals. Hillel is the only place students at this university can get kosher food during the week, and one of only a few on Shabbat and holidays. The Shabbat ...

Jewish teens lack influence on social media

Meera Sunil For Mitzpeh @meerasunil With the rise of new social media apps and content comes the rise of influencers. However, one missing aspect of these influences is preventing some from idolizing and following them: representation. The majority of young people reaching fame through social media tend to lack ethnic, racial and ...

Orthodox community maintains campus eruv

By Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh  An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.  Co-head of maintaining the eruv at this university, Judah Lesser, a junior computer engineering major, explained how ...

Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals

By Adonijah Bourne For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.  The event began with a guided meditation led by Hillel social justice fellow Olivia ...

JSU pen pal program fosters new connections

By Matthew Weinsheimer For Mitzpeh @mattwein1 Amid a semester of social distancing, online classes and social isolation for many Terps both on and off campus, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) is helping students make meaningful connections through their newly established pen pal program. “We are adding a lot of younger new members ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Amitai Diament and Rikki Weingarten

  By Yakira Cohen Editor-in-chief @CohenYakira Tennis rivals Amitai Diament, a senior aerospace engineering major, and Rikki Weingarten, a junior computer science major, dabbled in a new type of “courting” this weekend: a Mitzpeh Matchmaker date. Exchanging their rackets for coffee in the cold, the duo spent over two hours on ...

Mother-Daughter cooking show “Because I Said So” caters to college students

  By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh  From starting an exercise regimen to becoming a sourdough aficionado, people have been managing life during the pandemic in different ways. Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Leah Packer, have turned a sour situation sweet by starting “Because I Said So,” a Youtube cooking channel that ...

Sacha Baron Cohen makes political strides

Jade Barton @Jadecbarton7 For Mitzpeh Sacha Baron Cohen has spent the last two decades of his career in character, but it wasn’t until last November at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate that Cohen spoke for the first time as the man behind the characters: himself. The ADL’s ...

How this Jewish student honors a friend during giving season

By Max Boyarsky @BoyarskyMax For Mitzpeh Mo Goldberger, a junior computer science student at this university, started a fundraiser to help the homeless population in honor of their late friend.  The fundraiser officially started in October, but Goldberger’s inspiration for the idea came much earlier. Batya Blitz, a close friend of ...

Continued Israeli presence in Sinai Peninsula saves lives

  By Aaron Arnstein Opinion Columnist @AaronArnstein Since the country’s inception, Israel has been under constant threat by its neighbors. Hezbollah-backed Lebanon in the North. The Assad dictatorship in the Northeast. The concern of an Intifada out of the West Bank. The presence of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.  Add a fifth ...