March 2015 17 results

New group seeks to start interfaith dialogue

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The university’s Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy introduced a new club this semester called Live the Questions, which focuses on interfaith discussions between ...

Students support Sharsheret one cupcake at a time

By Jamie Weissman, staff writer, @JamieWeissman It was a quiet Sunday afternoon at the University of Maryland Hillel when war broke out. Cupcake Wars, that is. On Feb. 22, Hillel and Alpha Epsilon Phi joined forces to host Cupcake Wars, an ...

Bibi speaks at AIPAC amid controversy

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel   With record-breaking attendance of roughly 16,000, the 2015 AIPAC policy conference had a palpable aura of vibrancy. From Sunday, March 1 until Tuesday, March 3, the conference had endless ...

Jew You Should Know: Rachel Hochheiser-Schwartz

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Hillel staff welcomed an additional member to their team this past December. Rachel Hochheiser-Schwartz, originally from Potomac, Md., is serving as the new Maryland Hillel leadership consultant....

No cap for second timers on Taglit- Birthright Israel trips this summer

By Brittany Britto, reporter, @brittanybritto     Applications for the summer Taglit- Birthright Israel trip are now open for students looking for a chance to travel to Israel to connect with their roots, whether it be for ...

“Beauty is Power” – Feminism in the Megillah

by Michele Amira Staff writer @nicejewishswag   Esther is the Beyoncé of the Megillah — the Queen B of the Talmud. If she were around today, Kanye West would appear demanding that she win the whole Megillah. But Esther isn’t the ...

Chapel Hill shooting defies rationalization, but media exaggerates religion’s role

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 and Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 The shooting attack occurred last Tuesday near the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where a man killed 23-year-old dental student Deah ...