December 2013 19 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 ...

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 ...

Hillel gets ready for its latest alternative winter break season

By Clarice Silber Maryland Hillel’s alternative winter break program will return this winter and take students on trips to Las Vegas, Israel, Ethiopia, and for the first time, Oklahoma City. Hillel’s alternative winter break programs are ...

Students combine Thanksgiving and Hanukkah traditions for “Thanksgivukkah” celebration

By Elaine Hunt This past Thursday, November 28, marked the convergence of Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah in a holiday nicknamed “Thanksgivukkah.” This is the first time Thanksgiving and Hanukkah have overlapped since 1888, ...

SHABAM 2013 A Success

By Sara Goodwin The Maryland Hillel hosted its eighth annual Shabbat Across Maryland (SHABAM) dinner Friday. Shabbat is a weekly day of rest for Jewish people that starts Friday at sundown and ends Saturday at sundown. A Shabbat dinner is how ...

Jewish Student Union Hosts Second Annual 5K for Israeli Charity

By Hayley Goodman The University of Maryland’s Jewish Student Union hosted its second annual Race Your Heart Out: 5K for Save a Child's Heart (S.A.C.H) on Sunday, Nov. 10 on the Chapel Field on campus. “A big part of JSU is community ...

Terps for Israel sits down with Steny Hoyer

By Adam Barry It is not an everyday occurrence for a Congressman to take time to sit down with students, but one group at the University of Maryland got that opportunity this semester to talk politics with one of the nation’s leaders. Terps ...

Visiting Rabbi Joel Alter discusses interpreting the Torah

 By  Zachary Mellen Judaism is an interpreted religion, not a biblical one, said Rabbi Joel Alter of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Alter held a discussion in the University of Maryland Hillel library Nov. 12 that sought to ...

Jew You Should Know: Jamie Weissman

By Amanda Eisenberg Jamie Weissman had a clear idea in mind for a new magazine she wanted to start as a freshman. It took the journalism major one year to develop the concept of The Campus Trainer before springing right into action. “My ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Ben Lichtbroun and Rani Howard

By Leo Traub For junior major Ben Lichtbroun and freshman communications major Rani Howard, the anticipation in the air was palpable on the days leading up to their shared blind date on Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Here’s what happened that evening. ...