Rabbi visits Hillel for discussion about courage, leadership
By Nick Albicocco
Maryland Hillel received a visit on Feb. 25 from Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan, who spent an hour empowering students with a discussion about courage and leadership, overcoming fear and perfectionism and acting yourself.
The event marked Kastan’s first speaking appearance at a university, and ...
Is getting a tattoo against the Jewish faith?
By Gabrielle Hernandez
If you were to ask a traditional rabbi, some might say that tattoos are against the Jewish faith. Their protest can be found in Leviticus 19:28, which states: “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord.”
23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement
By Jackie Budko
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.
Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau speaks to UMD students
By Dovid Fisher
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 ...