Jewish students celebrate second pandemic Passover
By Nira Dayanim
What makes Passover this year different from all other years? For Jewish students at this university, observing Passover during the pandemic for the second time brings unique challenges and new meaning to the holiday.
Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is typically a time to gather with family ...
Exam policy clarified (Sept. 1989)
Campus Jewish students are reminded of the University policy governing absences and the administration of examinations and tests on religious holidays.
Under University policy, students are excused from absences which result from religious observances. Instructors must provide without penalty for the rescheduling of examinations and other ...
University professors, Jewish students hassle over holiday exemptions
By Eliana Block, for the Mitzpeh, @ElianaBlock
When Noah Bar-Shain’s professor said missing his three-hour lecture for the final days of Passover was equivalent to missing a one-hour class three times, he quickly turned to Maryland Hillel.
“Some students are religiously comfortable going to class on those holidays, but I personally, am ...