Navigating the new normal: Jewish freshman life during COVID-19
By Nira Dayanim
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”
By Laina Sara Miller
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.”
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Nadiv Panitch and Kelly Pavel
By Yakira Cohen
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. ...