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 ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Zev Klein and Naomi Lieberman
Describe how you were feeling before the date.
Z: I was super excited and a little nervous. Originally, we were going to meet for a tango lesson, which made me pretty panicky. I practiced dancing in my room with the help of YouTube and a broom. Luckily, the dancing didn’t work out in the end.
N: I was really excited and nervous beforehand. ...
Five Engagements. Five Weeks.
Five Engagements. Five Weeks.
If you are a member of the Orthodox student group, Kedma, or if you have connections to the group, you might have noticed the flood of engagements taking place this fall. Within the Kedma community, five couples recently got engaged, all within five weeks of each other. For the couples, this is a huge time of ...
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 ...
Keeping it Kosher and Connected
By Brittany Britto
If you’re searching for your soulmate or a way to keep up with prayer, there’s an app for that,
and students are using them.
The ever-growing technology in mobile devices (how ‘bout that iPhone 6?) has transformed
social interactions and how people around the world seek information.