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Ph.D. student Annie Rappeport seeks international peace through education

Kirstin Nichols @kirstin_nichols For Mitzpeh As a child in Hebrew school, Annie Rappeport, a Ph.D. candidate in International Education Policy at this university, learned the phrase “never again.” The saying refers to the Holocaust, meaning that mass genocide should never again occur on such a large scale. Rappeport believed this ...

Orthodox community maintains campus eruv

By Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh  An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.  Co-head of maintaining the eruv at this university, Judah Lesser, a junior computer engineering major, explained how ...

Kedma welcomes new board for spring semester

By Max Boyarsky For Mitzpeh @BoyarskyMax   Although some clubs and organizations at this university are having a difficult time planning events this semester, others are trudging through the obstacles.  Kedma, this university’s Orthodox community, announced the winners of their board elections on Dec. 13. New members ele...

Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals

By Adonijah Bourne For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.  The event began with a guided meditation led by Hillel social justice fellow Olivia ...

Jewish student channels pain into music

By Yonathan Shimelis @Youngteamyon For Mitzpeh Rapping started as a hobby, but now Gabriel Felsher uses rap as an outlet for his painful experiences.  “Since freshman year I’ve always loved rap. A friend showed me one of J. Cole’s albums and I think from that moment I loved everything about rap,” says Felsher. Felsher, who ...

Kedma poker night raises money and fun

By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd On Sat. Dec. 12, Kedma hosted a virtual Texas Hold'em poker tournament to help raise money for charity.  This tournament consisted of 14 participants, each with a $15 buy-in. With the stockpile of money, 50% of the money was distributed to the top three participants and 50% went to a charity ...

Is TikTok anti-Semitic?

  By Riley Kijek For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh In recent weeks, TikTok, the world’s newest globally renowned social media hub, has been criticized for having anti-Semitism content throughout the app's videos and comments. While no uprising against the app is necessary, there are some issues worth analyzing. The anti-Semitic attitude ...

JSU pen pal program fosters new connections

By Matthew Weinsheimer For Mitzpeh @mattwein1 Amid a semester of social distancing, online classes and social isolation for many Terps both on and off campus, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) is helping students make meaningful connections through their newly established pen pal program. “We are adding a lot of younger new members ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Amitai Diament and Rikki Weingarten

  By Yakira Cohen Editor-in-chief @CohenYakira Tennis rivals Amitai Diament, a senior aerospace engineering major, and Rikki Weingarten, a junior computer science major, dabbled in a new type of “courting” this weekend: a Mitzpeh Matchmaker date. Exchanging their rackets for coffee in the cold, the duo spent over two hours on ...

Sacha Baron Cohen makes political strides

Jade Barton @Jadecbarton7 For Mitzpeh Sacha Baron Cohen has spent the last two decades of his career in character, but it wasn’t until last November at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate that Cohen spoke for the first time as the man behind the characters: himself. The ADL’s ...