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When people ask me what I love about Judaism, I point to Passover.

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. I grew up surrounded by and educated in two religions: Catholicism and Judaism, one from each parent. My friends and I often get into chats about religion and what it means to us. We have some similar views and different insights ...

Backman’s Corner: What is Shmurah Matzah and other Passover questions

By Eli Backman For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Here are a few insights into Passover and the Seder. Q: How did Passover get its name? A:  Because G-d passed over the Jewish houses during the plague of the first born. 2) Since the Seder table is usually made larger, people can't reach for the items on the table and invariably ask others: ...

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 ...

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. ...

JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees

By Ryan Lander For the Mitzpeh @RyanlanderUMD JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday. Tu B’Shevat is the celebration of the birthday of the trees. It also is considered a day to celebrate ecological awareness.  While JFarm UMD hosted the ...