Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”
By Laina Sara Miller
A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.”
HRCT party brings Jewish students together around food, friends
By Mohan Xu
Hillel’s Reshaping Community Togetherness initiative (HRCT), a Jewish organization founded last semester by students Talya Gordon and Jesse Vaknin, held its debut party of the semester last Saturday night in Terrapin Row.
HRCT, which is under the umbrella of Maryland Hillel but also operates indepen...
Students share stories of 10-day journey to last a lifetime
By Matt Levine
Spencer Dobkin, a junior journalism major, has dreamed of going on Birthright Israel ever since he heard about the program at a young age.
“Who doesn’t want to go on a free trip to see meaningful places, meet new people, and learn things about Israel,” he said.
Birthright, a free 10-day ...
Professor discusses covenant differences, influence among Abrahamic religions
By Chinonso Maduforo
The concept of communal identity among religions is partly dependent on an analysis of how each one recognizes covenants, said a professor last Wednesday.
Carol Bakhos, a professor of Jewish studies and the study of religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, spoke at the ...
Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election
By Lexi Sugar
Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many will choose their candidates.
These midterm elections will select candidates for ...
Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
“The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman.
The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, Biking, and Judaism” according to Amir Wertheimer, a junior architecture major. Others know him as a ...