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New fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls discovered

By Nene Narh-Mensah For Mitzpeh @Nene_NarhMensah The Cave of Horror is a fitting name for a place to uncover ancient archaeological secrets.  Israeli archeologists last Tuesday discovered document fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Jewish and Hebrew religious texts, in The Cave of Horror in Israel, according to a report by the ...

Jewish students celebrate second pandemic Passover

By Nira Dayanim Staff Writer @umdmitzpeh  What makes Passover this year different from all other years? For Jewish students at this university, observing Passover during the pandemic for the second time brings unique challenges and new meaning to the holiday. Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is typically a time to gather with family ...

Spring break provides stress-free vacation for Jewish students

By Gabrielle Goldman @G__Goldman For Mitzpeh Unlike several universities nationwide, this university elected to keep spring break on the calendar this year. In an email that President Daryll J. Pines sent on Feb. 27 lifting a previous order to sequester in place, he also announced plans to continue to hold a mid-semester recess in ...

Avirah adds auditions, welcoming new member

Blake Townsend For Mitzpeh @blaket888  Avirah, the Israeli dance company at this university, hosted an unprecedented spring audition on Feb. 9 at STAMP Student Union, welcoming a new member to the group. Matthew Kaminow, a senior material science and engineering major, decided to audition when he heard that Avirah was searching for new ...

Mishelanu’s Zoom Israeli paint night is smashing success

By Mark Choy For Mitzpeh @MarkChoy3 Holding events in-person has been difficult for many clubs, but this university’s Israeli American Council Mishelanu group for Israeli-American students has had greater success. On March 1, Mishelanu organized an Israeli Paint Night with 18 members participating, far surpassing past paint nigh...

Michael Bassin joins Terps for Israel: From college student to IDF Soldier

By Brandie Bland For Mitzpeh @BlandBrandie With passable Arabic language skills on a quest to understand the Israeli-Arab conflict, self-described “proud, pro-Israel American Jew” Michael Bassin got on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates as a junior for a study abroad program at the American University of Sharjah in 2006 at the ...

Kedma Mishloach Manot sales increase amid pandemic

By Daryl Perry For Mitzpeh @starylize To celebrate Purim this year, Kedma, this university’s Orthodox Jewish group, sold mishloach manot (traditional gifts of food) to students. Parents also bought Purim-themed gift bags from Kedma for their children to add to this year's festivities. “A lot of our holidays, unfortunately, are ...

Terps for Israel students connect through Israeli cookbook

  By Michelle Larkin For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh If you’ve been craving homemade Israeli food, or you just want to cook Israeli food because you have nothing else to do during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Terps for Israel students are designing a cookbook loaded with Israeli recipes that will fulfill your cravings and relieve your ...

Hamsa club unveils spring semester events

By Nene Narh-Mensah For Mitzpeh @Nene_NarhMensah Hamsa, the Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies student group at this university, announced new events for the spring semester, including a new round of Nice Jewish Queer discussions, a game night, a movie night and an arts & crafts event, all held virtually. Meira Goldfischer, a junior criminol...

Jew You Should Know: Natalie Leinbach

By Angel Gingras For Mitzpeh @GingrasAngel After spending two years on her high school mock trial team, developing a flair for public speaking, Natalie Leinbach came to college with her sights set on a degree that would lead her to law school. During her first two years at this university, she was a member of the College Park ...