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Pros explore racial issues at symposium

  By Ryan Connors As probably the least known panelist at the university’s ninth annual Shirley Povich Symposium, Damian Thompson did not seem phased by the television personalities around him at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on Nov. 11. But Thompson, the curator of sports for the Smithsonian Museum of African-American ...

Michigan game first in 3 years some Jews can attend

By Daniel Chavkin The Maryland Terrapins football team played Michigan State in the Terps’ first home game under the lights since 2011 on Nov. 15. While many students were excited to witness such a rare event, this was an even more special occasion for the university’s Jewish population. Normally, Jews who observe Shabbat are unable to ...

First MEOR ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ shabbaton provides Jewish ideals on sisterhood, spirituality and self-esteem

By Michele Amira Pinczuk Forget the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this past weekend was a “Sisterhood of Shabbat,” thanks to Meor’s first “Mind, Body and Soul Retreat” shabbaton. The shabbaton took place at the peaceful Pearlstone Center Kayam Farms, a Jewish sustainable farm and conference center in Baltimore — the ideal ...

Sufganiyot traditions: Students can decorate doughnuts at Terpim’s Dec. 10 event

By Senaya Savir Nutrition students beware: Hanukkah is coming up and with it the Jewish tradition of eating greasy foods. The custom to eat foods like potato latkes and sufganiyot, jelly doughnuts, is to honor the miracle of the menorah oil burning for eight days instead of the one day the Maccabees expected it to last.   While the ...

Jew You Should Know: Ariella Bloomfield

By Jamie Weissman Whenever Manhattan native Ariella Bloomfield is back in New York she visits DOROT, an old age home where she volunteers and delivers food. So, when a friend asked her if she wanted to visit Potomac’s Hebrew Home every Friday, it was an opportunity she was excited to take on. “I really do like helping people. It’s ...