day : 06/03/2013 7 results

Broaching a Touchy Subject

By Jason Brendler Some aspects of Judaism go unpracticed by a majority of those who associate themselves with the religion. While some Jewish laws— keeping a kosher home or wearing a tallit when going to temple—are commonly practiced, others mentioned in the Torah and Talmud may seem extreme to the common observer. However, some of these ...

Valentine’s Day: A Jewish Perspective

By Laura Shaposhnikova It was a Thursday like any other. I woke up, ate my bowl of Cheerios and made my way to class. What started off as an ordinary day turned into an inexplicable maze of “PDA” and roses. Confused, I held the door ajar for an eager fellow with an overflowing bouquet of flowers. Good luck, big guy. Scenes like these ...

What’s Your Relationship Status?

By Lauren Shaw College boyfriends are unnecessary, at least if you ask sophomore marketing major Christina Esqueu. “Dating in college is nothing like dating in the rest of the world,” said Esqueu.  “People are like, ‘I’m bored!  Let me go look for the love of my life by making out with some random person tonight at Bentley’s!...

Israeli Politics

By Nkongho Beteck The 2013 Israel election allowed Israelis to exercise their democratic right to vote, producing a large voter turnout and focusing on more domestic issues moving forward. The Los Angeles Times reported results from the Central Election Committee that conservative parties in the next Knesset will consist of Netanyahu's Likud ...

Ten Days in Ethiopia

By Erin Serpico While many students retreated home or went away on vacation for winter break this year, 20 brave students flew to Ethiopia for 10 days to embark on an alternative break serving the needy and connecting with their faith. Through Maryland Hillel and the Joint Distribution Committee, this alternative winter break trip allowed ...

Engaged in College

By Aviva Woolf  Love in college is tricky. You are in a jam-packed city full of students with little supervision, little privacy and a lot of people to meet. And by “meet” I mean bump into at a party at 1 a.m. and awkwardly see the next morning as they gather their dirty jacket and walk out your door. Well, maybe that’s not love. But ...

Is Birthright Right For You?

By Lauren Shaw College students are an extremely diverse population, but there is one word most can appreciate: free. And for Jewish college students, a free trip to Israel is actually possible. Birthright, a popular program subsidized by the Israeli government and private donations, provides trips to Israel for Jewish students with the ...