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MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

JLIC’s first Food for Thought of the semester explores religion, the state of Israel

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Rabbi Elli Fischer spoke to six students at Maryland Hillel Monday night about the relationship between religion and the state of Israel. This was the first discussion of the semester for JLIC’s first Food for Thought series, a program that aims to provide students with differing perspectives, ...

Voters should be open to diverse religions in politics

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 When most Americans think of the president, they don’t immediately think of the politician’s religion. However, it has played into the elections, in which there has never been a Jewish commander-in-chief. Many of the early presidents were some type of Protestant Christian, although ...

Students view Halloween as more social than religiously-rooted Purim

By Max Breene For the Mitzpeh @maxbreene18 This Halloween, you can expect to see plenty of students roaming the streets dressed in costume, celebrating the famous “trick or treating” festival. But for many Jewish students on campus, Halloween is not the only time to dress up in character. Judaism celebrates the story of the Book of Esther ...

Climate change & religion: an unorthodox duo

By Elizabeth Lee and Natalie Koltun, for the Mitzpeh, @mitzpeh, @natalie_koltun Despite shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels and surges in global temperature and carbon dioxide levels, 16 percent of Americans do not believe in global warming, according to an October 2015 report by the National Surveys on Energy and Environment. As scientists ...

Mixed-heritage Jews possess equal claim to religious identity

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 In light of the recent changes to conversion laws in Israel which allow municipal rabbis to perform conversions recognized by the government, I’d like to offer my perspective on what qualifies one as being Jewish. As someone with a mixed background, I have been questioned about my "quali...