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Keeping Hillel kitchen kosher comes with many responsibilities

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a A man with rectangle-shaped glasses removed vegetables from a basin and poured the excess water through a thin white cloth. He examined the sheet over a light box using a magnifying glass. “It’s alive,” he said. Rachamim Fakheri, a mashgiach in Maryland Hillel kitchen, checks vegetables for ...

Students celebrate end of Passover with messiah meal at Chabad

By Gabrielle Kanik For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For almost one-fifth of the students on campus, Tuesday meant the end of the Passover holiday. This year, Passover began at sundown Monday, April 10 and ended Tuesday, April 18 with a traditional last meal, which sometimes includes celebrating the messiah. Ways to celebrate the last meal vary as ...

UMD athletes balance Passover responsibilities, sports obligations

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart When it comes to Passover, especially for college students, there seems to be a lot more one must give up than just eliminating bread and other grains for the week. Spring is a time when many students across campus participate in intramural sports. This past week, intramural soccer began the first ...

White House Seder should remain significant tradition

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh During former President Barack Obama’s term, three low-level staff members gathered during the first night of Passover to have a thrown-together Seder. After Obama, a Christian, discovered this, he turned it into a White House tradition. Every year from then on, they enjoyed Jewish staples like gefilte fish and ...

Maryland Greek Life gathers at Hillel for casual Passover Seder

By Rebecca Cohen For the Mitzpeh @beccacohen_ The second night of Passover brought unity and fun to Jewish students in Maryland’s Greek Life community with Hillel’s Greek Seder Tuesday night. The event started at 7 p.m., when members of Greek Life congregated at Hillel, regardless of religious affiliation. The ticket  cost $10, to pay for ...

Over 25 students contribute to OU-JLIC UMD haggadah for Passover

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus’s second installment of this university’s haggadah, released Friday, features writings of UMD students that reflect and offer guidance as Passover begins on the evening of April 10. The idea for the Maryland haggadah originated from ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we only use three matzot during Passover?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Question: I understand that we use four cups of wine to commemorate the four expressions of freedom in Exodus "I will release you... I will save you... I will liberate you... I will take you unto Me as a Nation" So why do use only three matzot during the Seder and not four? Answer: The difference ...

Students juggle religious, scholastic commitments for Passover

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh An exodus is coming -- one lesser in scope and stress than the one Jewish students will be remembering on April 10, but the pressure is still on for some. Senior bioengineering major Ben Kaplan will be going back home to Baltimore for Passover at the start of the holiday. “It won’t be such a far ...

Campus kitchens begin lengthy preparations for Passover

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn     There was no spring break at the Jewish kitchens in College Park. During the week, staff at Hillel, Chabad and MEOR prepared for Passover. At Hillel, the dairy kitchen gets converted into a Passover kitchen. As a result, Hillel will not serve dairy products during the time between spring ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the school week this year, many students will not be returning home to their families for the holiday. ...