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Professor discusses intricacies, patterns of oldest complete Torah scroll

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   An acclaimed professor and expert on the transmission of the Hebrew Bible, Jordan S. Penkower, came to College Park Tuesday to discuss the one-of-a-kind intricacies of the oldest complete Torah scroll. Penkower, a published author who has done extensive work on the intricacies of the ...

Polish historian comes to UMD to present “Historical Atlas of Hasidism”

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Polish historian and professor discussed the magic of Geographic Information Systems and the patterns of Eastern European Hasidism Thursday evening in Susquehanna Hall at this university. Marcin Wodzinski, director of the Center for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at the ...

Culinary, historical expert explains black-Jewish identity through food

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted April 5 at 11:21 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Michael Twitty, a food blogger, teacher of Judaism, and writer on Jewish cultural issues, visited this university to discuss how kosher and soul food ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on struggles of Jewish identity at University of Michigan

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising A professor spoke Wednesday afternoon to group of around 20 University of Maryland faculty about his recent book, which studies Jewish identity specifically at the University of Michigan, one of the first universities to establish a Hillel community. The author, Andrei S. Markovits, is “an ...

Meyerhoff: 40 years and the future

By Brittany Britto   Members of the Jewish community from across the country gathered in Tawes Hall last month for a daylong conference celebrating 40 years of Jewish studies at this university. “Jewish Studies in America: Past, Present and Future,” a series of roundtable discussions, brought together faculty, alumni and other ...