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23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has thousands of followers and is the largest Hasidic movement of the Orthodox Jewish religion. Schneerson ...

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau speaks to UMD students

By Dovid Fisher @DovidFisher Web editor Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau spoke to students Sunday afternoon at Maryland Hillel. The event was hosted by UMD Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish group on campus, and was moderated by Sam Koralnik and Yael Magid. Lau spoke about pertinent issues in Israeli society, including Haredim and women in ...

Hillel’s Rabbi Lott leaves Maryland

By Jason Dobkin Rabbi Jessica Lott, Maryland Hillel’s associate director for Jewish life and learning, left this university for a position at Hillel International. “I didn’t start the year [at Maryland] intending to leave partway through, but when the opportunity came up, I took it,” Lott said. Lott left Hillel on Oct. 24 when ...