Hillel connects students despite the pandemic
By Erin Harper
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
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
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.
That’s right, San Francisco State ...
Kedma pulls off Orthodox in-person services during High Holidays
By Ben Baruch
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
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
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
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 ...
The Kurds: A Jewish Story
By Logan Heller
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 ...