October 2014 17 results

Clothing companies manufacture offensive apparel

By Jake Baum On May 4, 1970, during a student protest of the Vietnam War, nine students at Kent State University were wounded and four killed when the Ohio National Guard was deployed to regulate the protest, going down in history with the ...

Summer in Israel: UMD students experience challenges on trips abroad during Gaza war

What started off as summer plans to intern, travel and visit his brother, turned into a much more eye opening experience for senior computer engineering major Max Cohen. “I wanted an internship in Israel, so I did one with Israel Tech Challe...

Intramural sports during high holidays raise conflicts

During the high holiday season, many Jewish students on campus are forced to miss classes, tests, and homework. A dilemma often unvisited is the idea of intramural sports scheduled during the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot period. Four ...

Word on the Street: Keeping Shabbos on campus

By Charlie Wright Shabbos, or Shabbat, is the Jewish day of rest that begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. Keeping Shabbos involves avoiding everyday work and partaking in activities that honor God’s day of rest after ...

High holidays are about worship, not money

By Jacqueline Hyman This year’s high holidays have come and gone, and countless families have spent days in their synagogues. But not only have they spent days, many of them have spent money. Lots of it. Most synagogues today require ...

Yom Kippur marks first Big10 home game for Terps

  Two years ago, the University of Maryland Board of Regents accepted an invitation to join the Big Ten Conference athletically and academically, to begin this year. Doing so meant venturing from the Atlantic Coast Conference, a conference ...

How the U.S. could be involved in the Israel-Gaza conflict

By Mojan Najmabadi To say that the summer of 2014 has been a season of political unrest worldwide is an understatement. As Israeli forces invaded Gaza and the world witnessed the exchange of air strikes and rocket fire taking place, the ...

Sukkot

Senaya Savir 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 ...