Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes
By: Paige Maizes
This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking sessions. During the event, titled "UshpiZoom," she taught participants how to make shakshuka and ...
Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot
By: Sarah Dilworth
Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events.
Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. Part ...
Chabad gives Sukkot a mobile twist
By Anastasia Marks
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, ...
Backman’s Corner: the month of Cheshvan
By Eli Backman
For the Mitzpeh
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author's own.
Do you remember the rush of excitement about going through college applications? Visiting schools? Finally being accepted to some and choosing which one is right for you?
You finally show up on campus as a freshman, and the ...
A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out
By James Whitlow
Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed escape the room challenge. But on the overcast evening of April 22, I was not.
I am categorically, ...
Excessive holiday drinking not in spirit
Intoxication at festival events detracts from community
By Jacob Schaperow
A few days in advance of Simchat Torah each year, students affiliated with either the Orthodox or Conservative student groups at this university receive the following communication from Ari Israel, executive director of Maryland Hillel, ...