Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture
By Haleigh Whisted
To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the Torah’s sacred text together, Thursday evening.
“We’re Jews, and our connection to our past is ...
Still looking for Hanukkah gifts? Terrapin Trader won’t break the bank
By Hugh Garbrick
Used chairs, desks, computers, monitors, cars, file cabinets, chalkboards and other stuff from this university and colleges in the University System of Maryland may end up for sale at Terrapin Trader, located in the Severn Building off of Greenbelt Road.
The place is full of surplus ...
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 ...
Interfaith panel uses food to discuss relationships between Passover, Easter
By Ambriah Underwood
The cultural intersection between Passover and Easter came to a head at an interfaith panel Wednesday, when the topic of food was on everyone’s mind.
Three faith-based leaders—Rabbi Aderet Drucker, Lisa Lytwyn and Jessica Senasack—were panelists who spoke at the Multicultural and Interfaith ...
After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location
By Eugene Nash
Chabad’s menorah lighting program kicked off the first night of Hanukkah at its new location on McKeldin Mall Tuesday night.
The program is now in its 21st year at this university, and was previously held at Hornbake Mall. The event was hosted by Rabbi Eli Backman, university President Wallace Loh and ...
Jewish GSA hosts inaugural “HannuKaraoke” event
By Jackie Budko
Two nights before the last day of classes, the members of Hamsa, this university’s Jewish Gay-Straight Alliance, were singing along to Kesha’s “Cannibal.”
“I know a lot students are stressed studying for finals,” said Avi Alpert, a sophomore computer science major and the president of ...
Campus organizations offer students variety of ways to celebrate Hanukkah
Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that Miller is an AEPi member.
By Miller Friedman
Hanukkah is a holiday that was started to celebrate a miracle.
While the Maccabees’ unlikely defeat of Antiochus and the miracle of the oil is still at the forefront of Jewish minds ...
Holiday commercialization great for all
By Jake Baum
For the Mitzpeh
Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, after people finish their Black Friday shopping, the snowflakes, string lights and Christmas trees immediately go up. “Jingle Bells” starts blaring in every grocery store, shopping mall and public venue you can imagine. The most powerful forces of ...
Christmas, Hanukkah overlap allows for unique holiday perspective
By Jacqueline Hyman
A few years ago, Hanukkah, an eight-day holiday, overlapped with Thanksgiving. It was an interesting experience, having latkes along with a big turkey and stuffing. But this year, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Christmas Eve, and the last night is on New Year’s Day.
Usually, Hanukkah ...