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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. ...

“Monday Mindfulness” brings spirituality to Jewish community

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Monday Mindfulness, an event held Mondays before afternoon prayer services at Hillel, provides a 20-minute relaxation session for Jewish students to become more aware of themselves and their surroundings. Aryeh Roberts, a sophomore philosophy major, decided to start the event ...

Hillel hosts weekend of events that cater to Jewish families

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The annual Hillel family weekend at this university included various events, meals and activities that catered to the university’s Jewish community Friday night. Rashel Maikhor, the Hillel development associate, explained that the primary reason Maryland Hillel hosts a ...

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 ...

College Republicans, Democrats spar over state policy with midterm election looming

By Dan Novak For Mitzpeh @dplnovak   The College Republicans and Democrats of this university addressed several divisive topics Thursday during their State Issues Debate, with the midterm election less than two weeks away. Co-sponsored by Maryland Discourse and Political Latinxs United for Movement and Action in Society ...

Hillel Kiddushes offer a place for community engagement despite money struggles

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   After every Saturday morning Shabbat service, members of the Hillel community come together to enjoy a small meal, referred to as a kiddush. Kiddushes are traditionally held after most Shabbat morning services, and serve mainly to bring the community of Jewish people together.  Usually, ...

Jewish students flock to specific university courses

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology and ENES140: Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship are two courses that are offered at this university. It is a little known fact that many Jewish students are supposedly enrolled in or have previously taken both of ...

Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university. The club started in the early 2000s, said club President Avi Alpert, and has catered to the needs of Jewish LGBTQ+ students and ...

AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years. All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish students. With a basement and three upper floors, the apartment-turned-Jewish-community has become a ...

Students bring questions, concerns around Jordan McNair’s death to SGA town hall meeting

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   Students engaged in a respectful conversation at a town hall meeting Thursday night to voice their concerns with this university’s athletics department and administration, following the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair in June. “This evening is primarily about what ...