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Jew You Should Know: Moshe Klein

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh “Maximum invitation, no pressure.” That’s how Moshe Klein said his friends describe him. After moving 11 times as a child, Klein understands the importance of welcoming everyone regardless of background, whether it be through his official involvement on campus or general kindness in his life. ...

Netflix Original “One of Us” reveals the struggle of breaking out of the Hasidic way of life and into the real world

Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. “One of Us” is a heartbreaking documentary that follows ex-Hasidic Jews who are attempting to live a normal life after leaving their religious community. The Netflix Original peers into the lives of three individuals from ...

When people ask me what I love about Judaism, I point to Passover.

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. I grew up surrounded by and educated in two religions: Catholicism and Judaism, one from each parent. My friends and I often get into chats about religion and what it means to us. We have some similar views and different insights ...

Belgium turns its back on Jewish community with anti-kosher law

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh The words “Nazi” and “fascist” get thrown around a lot these days. Most people in the civilized world connect these words and the Holocaust — arguably the most atrocious act in human history. Most people also have a basic understanding of how Nazism works; it involves ferocious violence at the core of ...

23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has thousands of followers and is the largest Hasidic movement of the Orthodox Jewish religion. Schneerson ...

Dean of Pardes Institute visits Hillel to discuss life’s uncertainties

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Students at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center discussed the Jewish approach to life’s many uncertainties with Dr. David Bernstein of the Pardes Institute Wednesday afternoon. Bernstein is the dean of the Pardes Institute, a co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community. Based in ...

Jewish comedy in television impacts society’s outlook

By Jared Beinart For the Mitzpeh @Jared_Beinart Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. In attempts to seek appeal among its intended audience, mass media will often misrepresent races and religions with stereotypical character portrayals. While the modern perception of Judaism is often skewed into comedic, ...

“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 ...

MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

Keva V’Kevana provides inclusivity to all sects of Jewish community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_ caplan6 Keva V’Kevana (KVK) Partnership Minyan strives to provide this university’s Jewish community an inclusive prayer opportunity by combining aspects of both the conservative and orthodox minyan. The group, which meets once a month in Maryland Hillel, promotes maximum participation of females and ...