JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees
By Ryan Lander
For the Mitzpeh
JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday.
Tu B’Shevat is the celebration of the birthday of the trees. It also is considered a day to celebrate ecological awareness. While JFarm UMD hosted the ...
Hillel’s R. Buckholtz leads discussion on gift-giving at belated Tu B’Shevat seder
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
Clementines laid on top of blankets decorated the floor inside Maryland Hillel’s second floor chapel in preparation for a Tu B’Shevat seder Monday evening. Before long, about 20 students sat in a circle around them, gathering in the Hillel chapel to celebrate the Jewish equivalent of Arbor ...
Simulation teaches students about hunger in America
By Chuck Dobrosielski, for the Mitzpeh, @chuckdobro
A local man with a criminal history broke into the corner store Thursday night, stealing several bottles of soda.
It’s fine though; it was a pretend corner store with a pretend shopkeeper selling pretend food from behind surprisingly breakable pretend bulletproof glass at JFarm’s ...
Hillel, JFarm’s Tu B’Shevat seder ushers in spring
By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag
You’ve heard of the Seinfeld episode “Two Worlds Colliding”? Well, Hillel’s Tu B’Shevat seder had “four worlds” colliding — all of which had spiritual significance to Israel and ushering in the upcoming spring.
In Israel, Tu B’Shevat is a traditional holiday that signals ...