day : 12/12/2013 2 results

University reading day falls on Shabbat preventing observant students from starting to study for exams

By Elyssa Morris According to the University of Maryland academic schedule, exams and reading day occasionally occur during Shabbat. This year, reading day, Saturday Dec. 14, specifically is on the Saturday of Shabbat. Observant students, who by religious practices, cannot write or do work on Shabbat. Sara Schankerman, a junior kinesiology ...

The Maccabeats transform song into anti-bullying message

By Elyssa Morris Bullying is a very unique message that is not typically thought of when Hanukkah comes to mind. This holiday season the signers of the group, The Maccabeats, an all-male Jewish a cappella group, tackled the seriousness of this issue while also relating it to the story of Hanukkah. The Maccabeats formed in 2007 at Yeshiva ...