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College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @ElieKern In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distinction: an entirely kosher menu. Testudo’s Kosher Korner was founded by Rabbi Eli Backman, this ...

Chabad gives Sukkot a mobile twist

By Anastasia Marks Copy editor @stasiasayshey For more than twenty years, Chabad’s mobile sukkah has traveled from fraternity row to North Campus assisting students in celebrating the holiday. This year, the sukkah began its rounds Sunday, October 8 and ended Wednesday, October 11. Built for the holiday Sukkot, the sukkah, a small, ...

Some graduation ceremonies will fall on Shabbat, students disappointed

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh A number of observant students will be left out on graduation, as some schools’ commencement ceremonies fall on Shabbat, according to this university’s official commencement website. While the campus-wide ceremony will still be held on a Sunday, 19 of 34 schools’ commencement ceremonies will be held ...

Kosher Korner serves Jewish community at Xfinity Center

Testudo's Kosher Korner is the kosher food stand in Xfinity Center, serving fans a variety of New York delicatessen-inspired foods at most Big Ten games that are not on Sabbath. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh