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Hillel connects students despite the pandemic

By Erin Harper @umdmitzpeh For Mitzpeh Despite the COVID-19 pandemic reshaping how each semester looks for college students, this university’s Hillel has continued to host a series of virtual freshmen events and Shabbat to-go dinners to keep the Jewish student body connected. Shabbat dinners, which are available to all students, ...

Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot

By: Sarah Dilworth @worthsomedills For Mitzpeh Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. Part ...

“She’s feeding hatred”: Colleges must stop welcoming anti-Israel speakers

By Aaron Arnstein For Mitzpeh @AaronArnstein We’ve seen plenty of well-known individuals speak to college students over Zoom during the past six months: actors, sports stars, political figures and musical artists, to name a few. Add Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled to the list. Wait, what? That’s right, San Francisco State ...

The widow, the orphan, the socially distant

By Noah Fine For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh In the Torah reading of Parshat Ki Tavo (the Torah reading of the week when I wrote this article), we find a reference to the orphan, widow and stranger. The Torah states: “Cursed be he who subverts the rights of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow.—And all the people shall say, Amen” ...

Kedma pulls off Orthodox in-person services during High Holidays

By Ben Baruch For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Although the coronavirus pandemic’s restrictions made celebrating the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur difficult, members of this university’s Orthodox Jewish community made sure that social distancing wouldn’t get in the way of a meaningful holiday. Sophomore chemistry major Scott Sandor is the ...

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 ...

Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus. Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of the wealth of options just outside of the campus bounds. This campus sits inside the bounds of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Kurds: A Jewish Story

By Logan Heller Staff columnist @L_Heller55 Allow me to paint a picture of an ethnic group from the near east. Its entire history is one of systematic persecution. Its ideas of equality are deemed unacceptable by its traditional Arab neighbors. They have been leaders in the fight against terror and they protect American interests. Most ...