December 2014 19 results

Kibbitzing and questions with Sarah Tasman – the new rabbi at Hillel

By Michele Amira Rabbi Sarah Tasman is the senior Jewish educator at Maryland Hillel, coming into the position formerly held by Rabbi Jessica Lott. Among other responsibilities, Tasman will work with Reform students, lead learning initiatives and ...

Final examsssss: what to expect and how to cope

By Jacob Schaperow Final exams are coming up, and a lot of us probably feel like the guy in this Diamondback cartoon, making a heroic effort to cling on for just one more week. While we try frantically to finish our term papers, group ...

Spike in European anti-Semitism worries students who plan to study abroad

By Adam Barry The continued occurrence of crimes targeting Jews across Europe, including one in France earlier this month, has Jewish students planning to study abroad next spring worried. The rape and robbery of a Jewish couple in a Parisian ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

New Biblical films create excitement for old tales

By Jake Baum Historically, Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its creativity.  In the past few years, recycling film trends has been its general strategy. Many Disney sequels were announced for every franchise they had and young-adult ...

Constant terror attacks in Israel unacceptable

The biggest terror attack of its kind in years. In the “safe” part of town. Four widows on one street. Twenty-four children fatherless. The Nov. 18 attack on a synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem was like all terrorism, a senseless scare tactic. ...