JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest
By Jamie Kerner
The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday.
The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., featured various activities and stations. Each vendor there had an educational aspect in regards to ...
Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign
By Mollie Higgins
Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070.
Chabad applied for and received a grant from the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.,which matched every $1 donated with ...
From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)
Students deal with kashrut and drinking
By Melissa Moore
When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate portrayal of the student body, kosher students who wish to partake in the debauchery can have a ...
Why everyone should participate in SGA elections this week
By Jamie Weissman, staff writer, @jamieweissman
If you’ve already logged into Testudo and voted for your favorite Student Government Association (SGA) candidates, congratulations: you’ve officially helped to make a difference in this university’s community. But if you’re reading this now and you have not yet done so, don’t worry, ...
Take advantage of interesting Gen-Eds: advice from a rising senior
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
With course registration coming up, it is time to set up advising meetings and print those four-year plans. However, there is another crucial component of course registration — talking to your friends about which electives to take. Of course, if you do not have any friends, or if you just want ...
New student group Lavi talks about Shmita during its first event
By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi
Jewish students on campus found a hole in the list of opportunities to get involved with their peers who wanted to think about sociological issues more than they want to analyze religion, so they created Lavi to offer an alternative.
Alyssa Gabay, a freshman microbiology major, went on a ...
New group seeks to start interfaith dialogue
By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58
The university’s Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy introduced a new club this semester called Live the Questions, which focuses on interfaith discussions between students.
Jennifer Olson, the graduate coordinator for interfaith programs and spiritual diversity, ...