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Students juggle religious, scholastic commitments for Passover

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh An exodus is coming -- one lesser in scope and stress than the one Jewish students will be remembering on April 10, but the pressure is still on for some. Senior bioengineering major Ben Kaplan will be going back home to Baltimore for Passover at the start of the holiday. “It won’t be such a far ...

Better religious accommodations needed

Every year, there’s a plethora of Jewish holidays all squished together during the fall season. From Rosh Hashanah to Simchat Torah, Jews are busy observing the holidays by attending shul, fasting on Yom Kippur and more. Many Jewish students miss an excessive amount of classes because the Torah prohibits work on these holy days. The University ...