The swordfish debate: Is it kosher?
By Emilia Hofman
Despite being Jewish, my family and I have never been concerned with keeping kosher. Truthfully, a week ago, if someone had asked me if I knew of the debate occurring in the Jewish community in regard to ...
Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Sacks the Bridge Builder
Dr. Scott Lasensky
As the Jewish world mourns the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former U.K. Chief Rabbi, my thoughts have lingered on his extraordinary legacy of bridge-buildin...
Backman’s Corner: Positive Perspectives
By Rabbi Eli Backman
“Yankel, are you a glass half full or half empty kind of guy?”
Yankel thought a moment and said, “To be honest, I’m usually a where is my glass kind of guy.”
Whatever hand life deals ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Akiva Glashofer and Ariella Wolf
By Yakira Cohen
What happens when you throw two junior mechanical engineering majors into a blind date at a closed coffee shop on the craziest day of the craziest year?
Mitzpeh Matchmaker had to find out, ...
A socially-distanced SHABBAM brings Jewish students together
By Nira Dayanim
On Friday night, almost 800 students got together at over 80 different Shabbat dinners across campus. Also known as "SHABBAM" or "Shabbat Across Maryland," this Hillel-hosted event has brought students ...
Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes
By: Paige Maizes
This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking ...
Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot
By: Sarah Dilworth
Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events.
Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the ...