SHABAM 2013 A Success
By Sara Goodwin
The Maryland Hillel hosted its eighth annual Shabbat Across Maryland (SHABAM) dinner Friday.
Shabbat is a weekly day of rest for Jewish people that starts Friday at sundown and ends Saturday at sundown. A Shabbat dinner is how many people celebrate the day, said Rabbi Jessica Lott, Associate Director for Jewish Life and ...
Jewish Student Union Hosts Second Annual 5K for Israeli Charity
By Hayley Goodman
The University of Maryland’s Jewish Student Union hosted its second annual Race Your Heart Out: 5K for Save a Child's Heart (S.A.C.H) on Sunday, Nov. 10 on the Chapel Field on campus.
“A big part of JSU is community service,” Josh Gilstein, president of the Jewish Student Union said. “This event is a fun way for ...
Terps for Israel sits down with Steny Hoyer
By Adam Barry
It is not an everyday occurrence for a Congressman to take time to sit down with students, but one group at the University of Maryland got that opportunity this semester to talk politics with one of the nation’s leaders.
Terps For Israel is an on-campus lobbying group open to any students willing to work to strengthen the ...
Visiting Rabbi Joel Alter discusses interpreting the Torah
By Zachary Mellen
Judaism is an interpreted religion, not a biblical one, said Rabbi Joel Alter of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.
Alter held a discussion in the University of Maryland Hillel library Nov. 12 that sought to answer the question, “Who says what the Torah says?”
The Torah, he said, should not be taken ...
Jew You Should Know: Jamie Weissman
By Amanda Eisenberg
Jamie Weissman had a clear idea in mind for a new magazine she wanted to start as a freshman. It took the journalism major one year to develop the concept of The Campus Trainer before springing right into action.
“My mom put it into my head that I could start my own publication,” Weissman said. “And over the ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Ben Lichtbroun and Rani Howard
By Leo Traub
For junior major Ben Lichtbroun and freshman communications major Rani Howard, the anticipation in the air was palpable on the days leading up to their shared blind date on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Here’s what happened that evening.
Where did you go? Who got there first?
Ben: Starbucks by CVS. I got there a few minutes ...
Shalom Kosher Grocery Store
By Catherine Sheffo
With several grocery stores along Route 1, it seems strange to make the 10-mile drive to Silver Spring, Md. on a weekday night, but more University of Maryland students seem to be making the trip to Shalom Kosher before Shabbat and other holidays, according to the store’s owners.
Shalom Kosher opened in October 2012 in ...
Yiddish Is Not a Dying Language
By Mike Siegel
Contrary to popular belief, Yiddish is not a dying language, said Adi Mahalel, a new instructor at the University of Maryland.
“[Yiddish] is a language that, in recent years since the Holocaust, has been growing [in the number of speakers],” Mahalel said.
Mahalel, a Ph. D candidate in Yiddish and Hebrew Literature ...
Kedma’s Third Annual Kedmatillion
By Clarice Silber
Kedma will host its third annual Kedmatillion: The Casino and Auction Gala Dec. 7, bringing together the Orthodox and Conservative Jewish communities for a night of casino games, dinner and an auction.
The Kedmatillion gala is one of two major events Kedma puts on during the fall semester.
Kedma is the leading Orthodox ...