Clothing companies manufacture offensive apparel
By Jake Baum
On May 4, 1970, during a student protest of the Vietnam War, nine students at Kent State University were wounded and four killed when the Ohio National Guard was deployed to regulate the protest, going down in history with the label “the Kent State Massacre.”
Why is this important, you ask? Unfortunately, it looks like ...
Summer in Israel: UMD students experience challenges on trips abroad during Gaza war
What started off as summer plans to intern, travel and visit his brother, turned into a much more eye opening experience for senior computer engineering major Max Cohen.
“I wanted an internship in Israel, so I did one with Israel Tech Challenge,” Cohen said. “We first had a two-week tour of Israel’s tech scene followed by an 8-week ...
Intramural sports during high holidays raise conflicts
During the high holiday season, many Jewish students on campus are forced to miss classes, tests, and homework. A dilemma often unvisited is the idea of intramural sports scheduled during the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot period. Four intramural sports are being offered this fall: men’s soccer, coed soccer, men’s basketball, and coed ...
Word on the Street: Keeping Shabbos on campus
By Charlie Wright
Shabbos, or Shabbat, is the Jewish day of rest that begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. Keeping Shabbos involves avoiding everyday work and partaking in activities that honor God’s day of rest after creating the world.
“It’s a really great experience, you’re just cut off from everything ...
High holidays are about worship, not money
By Jacqueline Hyman
This year’s high holidays have come and gone, and countless families have spent days in their synagogues. But not only have they spent days, many of them have spent money. Lots of it.
Most synagogues today require people to buy tickets in order to be admitted into their high holiday services. These ticket prices can ...
Yom Kippur marks first Big10 home game for Terps
Two years ago, the University of Maryland Board of Regents accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference athletically and academically, to begin this year. Doing so meant venturing from the Atlantic Coast Conference, a conference the university helped found in 1953.
The Terps played their first Big Ten home game on Sept. 12, ...
How the U.S. could be involved in the Israel-Gaza conflict
By Mojan Najmabadi
To say that the summer of 2014 has been a season of political unrest worldwide is an understatement. As Israeli forces invaded Gaza and the world witnessed the exchange of air strikes and rocket fire taking place, the American public found itself standing on the sidelines with quite a dilemma on its door steps.
In the ...
On the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, people engage in some unusual and out of the ordinary
traditions. To people who are unfamiliar with the holiday it can be quite perplexing to see
families sitting outside of their perfectly heated homes in small huts. The quick explanation is
that each part of Sukkot holds historical and ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Michael Samuels and Tamar Gasko
By Elana Dure
Senior community health major Michael Samuels and sophomore theater major Tamar Gasko went on a
blind date to Starbucks on Sept. 18. Here is how it went.
What were your thoughts coming to the date?
Tamar: I was excited because I thought it would be really fun. I like meeting people on a one-to-one
basis because I could ...
Jew you should know: Jonathan Levi
If there’s one thing Jonathan Levi took away from his internship with Jacob Lew and the
Department of the Treasury this summer, it’s that being a religious Jew is far from an
impediment in this day and age.
“You can be an Orthodox Jew and be a close adviser to the President of the United States – the
most important man in the ...