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Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen. Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and Allies student organization, hosted a drag show at Hillel. While Hamsa has hosted ice cream socials ...

Sacha Baron Cohen takes on a more serious role in “The Spy”

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 “The Spy” opens with the phrase, “Inspired by true events,” which changes the whole way the viewer will watch the show. Not three minutes into the pilot episode, the viewer sees Eli Cohen (played by Sacha Baron Cohen) with bloodied fingers, being begged by a rabbi to sign a letter. The audience ...

Hillel welcomes Israel Week with special Shabbat dinner, local comedians

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel welcomed students to a special Israeli-themed Shabbat dinner Friday night to kick off Israel Week 2018. The first thing students noticed walking through the front door of the Rosenbloom Hillel Center were the decorations. There was a wall shaped like the Israeli flag with 70 knots tied on ...