Menorah lighting symbolizes hope in wake of Pittsburgh shooting
By Brogan Gerhart
The first candle was lit on the 10-foot tall menorah on McKeldin Mall, celebrating the beginning of Hanukkah, Sunday evening.
This year’s annual candle-lighting ceremony held special significance to many of those in attendance, as this Hanukkah is being celebrated a little over a ...
Let the Hanukkah festivities begin!
By Nicole Wohlberg
Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many programs are taking place to celebrate the holiday, such as the annual menorah lighting ceremony hosted by Chabad at Maryland in front of McKeldin Library. President Loh will be present at the event as well as SGA President Jonathan Allen, who ...
From the Archives: Illumination and Dedication (Dec. 1989)
By Rabbi Laurence Glestein
One of the most widely celebrated holidays on the Jewish calendar is the festival of Chanukah, which will be observed this year from the evening of December 22 until sundown December 30. What is the meaning of this festival?
On a simple level Chanukah commemorates the ancient military victory of the Jewish Hasmon...
Sufganiyot traditions: Students can decorate doughnuts at Terpim’s Dec. 10 event
By Senaya Savir
Nutrition students beware: Hanukkah is coming up and with it the Jewish tradition of eating greasy foods. The custom to eat foods like potato latkes and sufganiyot, jelly doughnuts, is to honor the miracle of the menorah oil burning for eight days instead of the one day the Maccabees expected it to last.
While the ...