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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Jew You Should Know: Yael Nagar
By Jamie Weissman
It’s not everyday you meet someone who’s traveled around Africa. But for junior economics and government & politics major Yael Nagar, living in Africa was just her fall semester.
Nagar, a Potomac resident, ...
“Noah” Causes Controversy
By Matthew Beinart
Darren Aronofsky’s latest film, Noah, a portrayal of the Biblical Genesis story starring Russell Crowe, has been met with controversy from Christian and Muslim leaders despite grossing over $292 million worldwide.
Popular artists reference Judaism in music
By Nora Tarabishi
You would never guess that some of your favorite artists or bands come from Jewish backgrounds, but they do.
Many are surprised to find out that artists like P!nk, Adam Levine from Maroon 5, and Ezra Koenig, the lead ...
JFarm- Growing food for the community
By Joe Atmonavage
As you walk up to the University of Maryland Hillel building, the first thing you notice is a colorful mural painted on the fence board and a garden enclosed by another bright fence.
This is the home of JFarm, a Jewish ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Carly Smith and David Daniel
By Amanda Eisenberg
Carly Smith, a junior secondary education in history major from Severna Park, Md., went on a blind date with senior David Daniel, an electrical engineering major from Philadelphia. I only told them where and when to meet, ...