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Are Jews lifeguards because of pikuach nefesh?

By Anastasia Marks For Mitzpeh @stasiasayshey   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 students speak out on gun control, anti-Semitism after Tree of Life shooting

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   From Pittsburgh to Maryland, and all across the country, last month's mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue caused fear, hope and determination among Jewish students to reduce future anti-Semitic attacks. “Among all of the minorities that we talk about in intersectional ...

Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   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 Opinion editor @dchav96 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 @seanstrader13 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 Staff writer @woltihW 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 @georgiaslater13 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 @helloitsasia1 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 ...

Finals on Saturdays cause conflict for sabbath-observant students

By Kaleena Dwyer For the Mitzpeh @kaleenadwyer   Final exams start next Wednesday and every year one of the exam days falls on a Saturday, which causes some Jewish students at this university to struggle with working around Shabbat. This university’s final exam guidelines allow students to reschedule exams for legitimate ...

UNESCO decision extremely offensive to Jews

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh Photo credit: Wikipedia As Jews, the holiest and most important place we can visit is Jerusalem. We go to the Kotel and place notes or pictures of our loved ones in the wall’s cracks. It is something every Jew must experience in his or her lifetime. But last week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific ...