day : 05/12/2013 14 results

Students combine Thanksgiving and Hanukkah traditions for “Thanksgivukkah” celebration

By Elaine Hunt This past Thursday, November 28, marked the convergence of Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah in a holiday nicknamed “Thanksgivukkah.” This is the first time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have overlapped since 1888, and they won’t overlap again until 2070, according to chabad.org. Some University of Maryland ...

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 ...