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What happened to the Maryland Hillel Center kickoff event?

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Maryland Hillel was all set to mark a new chapter with the start of their fundraising campaign for the new Maryland Hillel Center, until they weren’t. The event was promoted as a meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan and UMD President Wallace Loh to “mark the formal commencement of the ...

Let the Hanukkah festivities begin!

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many programs are taking place to celebrate the holiday, such as the annual menorah lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad at Maryland in front of McKeldin Library. President Loh will be present at the event as well as SGA President Jonathan Allen, who ...

Does a professor’s Jewish faith affect their students?

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   With about 25 percent of this university’s student population practicing Judaism, it is no surprise that there are Jewish professors too. Religion is a significant part of many lives, and could affect the way people act in their classroom. “I don’t tell students I am Jewish...

Is there a Jewish way to celebrate Thanksgiving?

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Thanksgiving, like other holidays, has traditions dating back many years. Jewish holidays typically have some sort of family or togetherness component, whether it be breaking the fast with family on Yom Kippur, or having a large family seder meal on Passover. Many Jewish students celebrate ...

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, ...