Israel Discovered – Perspectives Trip: A comparison in experiences
By Gabrielle Hernandez
The Israel Discovered - Perspectives Trip is a selective trip that takes a group of Jewish and non-Jewish student leaders from this university to Israel. The trip provides students who want to learn more about Israel with the opportunity to explore the country.
The 10-day trip ...
Is there a Jewish way to celebrate Thanksgiving?
By Hallie Kay
Thanksgiving, like other holidays, has traditions dating back many years. Jewish holidays typically have some sort of family or togetherness component, whether it be breaking the fast with family on Yom Kippur, or having a large family seder meal on Passover.
Many Jewish students celebrate ...
Are Jews lifeguards because of pikuach nefesh?
By Anastasia Marks
Aaron Kraiman can’t work as a lifeguard on Saturdays at Eppley Recreation Center, but he won’t ask other Jewish lifeguards to cover his shift on Shabbat.
“In Judaism, you don’t ask another Jew to do work for you on the Sabbath,” said Kraiman, a senior kinesiology major. ...
Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election
By Lexi Sugar
Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many will choose their candidates.
These midterm elections will select candidates for ...
“Curb your Enthusiasm” successfully portrays everyday Jewish life in America
By Daniel Chavkin
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.
While many television shows portray religion, few correctly portray Judaism from the Jewish perspective. However, the recent return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” brings back one show to which Jews in America can relate.
HBO first began ...
New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community
By Sean Strader
For the Mitzpeh
With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a positive and welcoming environment around this university should hold a place of urgency on its ...
A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out
By James Whitlow
Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed escape the room challenge. But on the overcast evening of April 22, I was not.
I am categorically, ...
Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events
By Georgia Slater
For the Mitzpeh
For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and culminate with Israel Fest on Tuesday, May 2.
Israel Week is co-sponsored by various Jewish student ...
Visiting UCLA professor discusses Moroccan Jewish identity, effects of tourism
By Asia Hester
For the Mitzpeh
The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies welcomed Aomar Boum, a socio-cultural anthropologist, Wednesday to discuss the effects of the integral history of Jewish culture and presence in Morocco and other Arab countries on the people and governments .
“This professor is an expert on Moroccan ...