Shabbat Crew serves meals despite pandemic
The "Shabbat Crew" is serving Shabbat dinner and lunch again now that Maryland Hillel is allowed to host outdoor or socially distant indoor meals. Hillel is the only place students at this university can get kosher food during the week, and one of only a few on Shabbat and holidays.
The Shabbat ...
Orthodox community maintains campus eruv
By Paige Maizes
An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.
Co-head of maintaining the eruv at this university, Judah Lesser, a junior computer engineering major, explained how ...
Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals
By Adonijah Bourne
This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.
The event began with a guided meditation led by Hillel social justice fellow Olivia ...
JSU pen pal program fosters new connections
By Matthew Weinsheimer
Amid a semester of social distancing, online classes and social isolation for many Terps both on and off campus, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) is helping students make meaningful connections through their newly established pen pal program.
“We are adding a lot of younger new members ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Amitai Diament and Rikki Weingarten
By Yakira Cohen
Tennis rivals Amitai Diament, a senior aerospace engineering major, and Rikki Weingarten, a junior computer science major, dabbled in a new type of “courting” this weekend: a Mitzpeh Matchmaker date. Exchanging their rackets for coffee in the cold, the duo spent over two hours on ...
Mother-Daughter cooking show “Because I Said So” caters to college students
By Nira Dayanim
From starting an exercise regimen to becoming a sourdough aficionado, people have been managing life during the pandemic in different ways. Mother-daughter duo, Rachel and Leah Packer, have turned a sour situation sweet by starting “Because I Said So,” a Youtube cooking channel that ...
Sacha Baron Cohen makes political strides
Sacha Baron Cohen has spent the last two decades of his career in character, but it wasn’t until last November at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate that Cohen spoke for the first time as the man behind the characters: himself.
The ADL’s ...
How this Jewish student honors a friend during giving season
By Max Boyarsky
Mo Goldberger, a junior computer science student at this university, started a fundraiser to help the homeless population in honor of their late friend.
The fundraiser officially started in October, but Goldberger’s inspiration for the idea came much earlier. Batya Blitz, a close friend of ...
Continued Israeli presence in Sinai Peninsula saves lives
By Aaron Arnstein
Since the country’s inception, Israel has been under constant threat by its neighbors.
Hezbollah-backed Lebanon in the North. The Assad dictatorship in the Northeast. The concern of an Intifada out of the West Bank. The presence of Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Add a fifth ...