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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 ...

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 ...

Corona Connects steps up during COVID-19

By Ashkan Motamedi For Mitzpeh @coolswagjay When Elana Sichel, a senior management major, wanted to help people struggling amid COVID-19 last April, she faced many barriers to finding opportunities. That's how she and her friend Hadassah Raskas, an alum of the University of Pennsylvania who studied public health and consumer ...

Thanksgiving plans change for students due to COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim For Mitzpeh @umdmitzpeh Topping off an unprecedented semester due to COVID-19, a holiday that is usually spent surrounded by family and friends has been scaled back, shifted, and in some cases, canceled. This year, Thanksgiving is taking place in the midst of the largest spike in cases since the beginning of the ...

Schitt’s Creek makes history at the Emmys

By Ashlynn Shumer @Mitzpeh For Mitzpeh The 72nd Emmy awards aired on Sep. 20, and by the end of the night, there was a clear front-runner. Schitt’s Creek, the hit comedy series, swept all seven comedy awards, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Lead Actor and Best Lead Actress. The show’s cast left with a ...

Jewish student-led event explores “What’s In Your Genes”

By Elizabeth Tabbouche @Mitzpeh For Mitzpeh What we cannot see often dictates our future.  On Sunday, Nov. 15, a virtual panel of genetic counselors presented to over fifty students about the importance of genetic testing and counseling in an event that spread awareness and educated the Jewish community and people of all ...

KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty

By Ileana Lozano @IleanaIRL Arts Editor At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.  A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved to spend some time away from the tense political climate and take advantage of the opportunity to ...

Jew You Should Know: Julianna Solomon

By Angel Gingras @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh You can find her hosting meetings and planning events. You might catch her studying at any hour of the day, or tutoring others in a guided study session. Other times you may find her volunteering around the College Park community, and when she’s not working, she’s spending time with her ...