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Coffee Language House unites students of different cultures through food, foreign languages

By Nicole D’Costa For Mitzpeh @ndcosta622 Every Monday, members of the Language House have coffee conversations where they gather to speak their representative languages and enjoy snacks from different cultures. Each week, a different culture has the spotlight on it with food from that particular culture like Mexican, Italian, Arabic and ...

Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.” Dr. ...

Birthright Israel celebration connects students at Hillel through music, food and Dead Sea salt scrubs

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The multi-purpose room at Maryland Hillel was abuzz Wednesday night for the Birthright Israel celebration, full of students who will be attending an upcoming Birthright Israel trip and Birthright student alumni. “I think [a Birthright network] creates a really awesome, diverse Jewish ...

HRCT party brings Jewish students together around food, friends

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1  Hillel’s Reshaping Community Togetherness initiative (HRCT), a Jewish organization founded last semester by students Talya Gordon and Jesse Vaknin, held its debut party of the semester last Saturday night in Terrapin Row. HRCT, which is under the umbrella of Maryland Hillel but also operates indepen...

Students share stories of 10-day journey to last a lifetime

By Matt Levine For Mitzpeh @_MattSLevine Spencer Dobkin, a junior journalism major, has dreamed of going on Birthright Israel ever since he heard about the program at a young age. “Who doesn’t want to go on a free trip to see meaningful places, meet new people, and learn things about Israel,” he said. Birthright, a free 10-day ...

Professor discusses covenant differences, influence among Abrahamic religions

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The concept of communal identity among religions is partly dependent on an analysis of how each one recognizes covenants, said a professor last Wednesday. Carol Bakhos, a professor of Jewish studies and the study of religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, spoke at the ...

New program, Challah and Chassidut, takes Thursday nights by storm

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Avital Hirschhorn, one of Maryland Hillel’s OU-JLIC Torah educators, struggled to find a way to create a weekly event that is both fun and educational. After extensive brainstorming, Hirschhorn discovered that the best way to incorporate both elements was to set up a weekly event called ...

“You can’t have it all.” Rabbi speaks about diversity of opinions in Jewish community

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva of Hadar, came to this university on Monday to discuss his philosophy regarding religious practice in Judaism and in the American culture at large. Throughout the night, students had the chance to hear about his research and ...

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 ...

Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @jessenassh   “The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman. The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, Biking, and Judaism” according to Amir Wertheimer, a junior architecture major. Others know him as a ...