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Menorah lighting symbolizes hope in wake of Pittsburgh shooting

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   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 For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   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 ...

Exclusion of Democrats at Hanukkah party signals divisiveness under Trump administration

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own. Last Thursday, President Donald Trump held the annual White House Hanukkah Party with a significant change from previous years – he didn’t invite any Democrats. In the past, the event has always been a bipartisan celebration ...

After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location

By Eugene Nash For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh 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 ...

From the Archives: Illumination and Dedication (Dec. 1989)

By Rabbi Laurence Glestein One of the most widely celebrated holidays on the Jewish calendar is the festival of Chanukah, which will be observed this year from the evening of December 22 until sundown December 30. What is the meaning of this festival? On a simple level Chanukah commemorates the ancient military victory of the Jewish Hasmon...