Students dance around campus to celebrate Simchat Torah
By Sara Cohen
Although sometimes one of the lesser-known holidays, Simchat Torah is a joyous and exciting holiday for Jews. This year, the holiday began on Sunday, October 20 (the 22nd of the Hebrew month Tishrei) and ended Tuesday evening. Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the year-long cycle of reading ...
Backman’s Corner: When to do mitzvot
By Eli Backman
Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.
What if you had a choice of which mitzvah to do? But for real, you can just choose one to do and that’s it.
How do you decide, and what does that tell you about why you do mitzvot?
Reuven was imprisoned in jail and was ...
Excessive holiday drinking not in spirit
Intoxication at festival events detracts from community
By Jacob Schaperow
A few days in advance of Simchat Torah each year, students affiliated with either the Orthodox or Conservative student groups at this university receive the following communication from Ari Israel, executive director of Maryland Hillel, ...