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 ...
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 ...
Yiddish Is Not a Dying Language
By Mike Siegel
Contrary to popular belief, Yiddish is not a dying language, said Adi Mahalel, a new instructor at the University of Maryland.
“[Yiddish] is a language that, in recent years since the Holocaust, has been growing [in the number ...
Is the Career Center Helpful?
By Mara Bernstein
As seniors are quickly preparing to graduate, the time has come for them to decide what they are going to do after May.
While this can be daunting for most students, the university’s Career Center is here to help.
Opinion: Running on Shabbat, is it Kosher?
By Laura Shaposhnikova
Attention to those among us who do not enjoy running: slowly place this article down and leisurely walk away.
To everyone else: what's the deal with running on Shabbat? If you enjoy it, then it's not work, right? If it's not ...
Is Birthright Right For You?
By Lauren Shaw
College students are an extremely diverse population, but there is one word most can appreciate: free. And for Jewish college students, a free trip to Israel is actually possible.
Birthright, a popular program subsidized by the ...
Valentine’s Day: A Jewish Perspective
By Laura Shaposhnikova
It was a Thursday like any other. I woke up, ate my bowl of Cheerios and made my way to class. What started off as an ordinary day turned into an inexplicable maze of “PDA” and roses. Confused, I held the door ajar for ...
Broaching a Touchy Subject
By Jason Brendler
Some aspects of Judaism go unpracticed by a majority of those who associate themselves with the religion. While some Jewish laws— keeping a kosher home or wearing a tallit when going to temple—are commonly practiced, others ...