day : 03/03/2017 2 results

Students of different faiths share perspectives on, highlight importance of Passover

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD Sarah Joseph sat in a warmly lit room of this university’s Memorial Chapel Thursday night, Tanach in her hand and smile on her face, ready to share the significance of the Jewish celebration of Passover – with a group of Baptist students. Joseph, a sophomore public relations and family science ...

Backman’s Corner: Why do we dress up on Purim? Where did this tradition come from?

By Eli Backman For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh It all started one year after someone celebrated a little too hard and didn’t want anyone to know who he is, was and what he did… Okay the story of Purim, Cliff notes style: Characters listed in book Mordechai, Esther, Haman, Achashverosh, Vashti, Charvonah, Bigsan and Seresh. These individuals ...