The swordfish debate: Is it kosher?
By Emilia Hofman
Despite being Jewish, my family and I have never been concerned with keeping kosher. Truthfully, a week ago, if someone had asked me if I knew of the debate occurring in the Jewish community in regard to whether or not swordfish is kosher, I would have said no. I was taught the basics of kashrut (keeping ...
Moti’s initiative brings much-needed kosher products to Hillel
By James Hartner
Kosher dining runs dry around College Park. While the only place to grab a real kosher meal is the Hillel dining hall at this university, there are still attempts to branch out.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Maryland Hillel has changed its methods of gathering and distributing ...
Food insecure Jewish students lack affordable, kosher dining options
By Lisa Woolfson
Around one in every five students at this university is food insecure, according to a Counseling Center study reported in the Diamondback last year. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being food insecure means not having enough regular access to food for a healthy, active life.
18% of ...
Many Jewish students know little about off-campus kosher options
By Laina Sara Miller
Kosher observance varies among Jews, and Maryland Hillel provides day-to-day kosher meals for the kosher-observant students on campus.
Students who do keep kosher, however, are virtually unaware of the wealth of options just outside of the campus bounds.
This campus sits inside the bounds of the ...
Almost a year after opening, Holy Chow! is alive and well
By Jenna Pierson
Holy Chow!, the kosher Chinese restaurant in Silver Spring, Maryland that opened last March, has had an incredibly successful first year of business, according to its owners.
“My joke for when people ask me about how business is, is that we are still happily married,” said Ami ...
“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD
By Samantha Hawkins
Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals daily, in addition to Shabbat and other religious holidays.
Hillel’s dining hall offers full meal ...
Hillel, Chabad to host services and meals for students during Rosh Hashana
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Sound the shofar! Rosh Hashana starts sundown Sunday evening with opportunities each day to celebrate and reflect with Hillel or Chabad this year.
While many students plan to go home for the holiday, Hillel expects hundreds to attend services and meals going on around ...
Escape to a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’ with the Dairy’s new kosher ice cream
By Haleigh Whisted
“Milk and Honey” is a new kosher ice cream flavor that will soon be served at Maryland Dairy, thanks to the head chef and a rabbi from Hillel.
This ice cream was announced to the public on Israel Independence Day, April 19. Israel is often referred to as “the land of milk and honey” ...