Ph.D. student Annie Rappeport seeks international peace through education
As a child in Hebrew school, Annie Rappeport, a Ph.D. candidate in International Education Policy at this university, learned the phrase “never again.” The saying refers to the Holocaust, meaning that mass genocide should never again occur on such a large scale. Rappeport believed this ...
Orthodox community maintains campus eruv
By Paige Maizes
An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.
Co-head of maintaining the eruv at this university, Judah Lesser, a junior computer engineering major, explained how ...
Kedma welcomes new board for spring semester
By Max Boyarsky
Although some clubs and organizations at this university are having a difficult time planning events this semester, others are trudging through the obstacles.
Kedma, this university’s Orthodox community, announced the winners of their board elections on Dec. 13. New members ele...
Maryland Hillel helps students de-stress during finals
By Adonijah Bourne
This university’s Hillel continued its Hanukkah celebration on Wednesday with a de-stress event for students to take a break from finals and reflect on the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days.
The event began with a guided meditation led by Hillel social justice fellow Olivia ...
Jewish student channels pain into music
By Yonathan Shimelis
Rapping started as a hobby, but now Gabriel Felsher uses rap as an outlet for his painful experiences.
“Since freshman year I’ve always loved rap. A friend showed me one of J. Cole’s albums and I think from that moment I loved everything about rap,” says Felsher.
Felsher, who ...
Kedma poker night raises money and fun
By James Hartner
On Sat. Dec. 12, Kedma hosted a virtual Texas Hold'em poker tournament to help raise money for charity.
This tournament consisted of 14 participants, each with a $15 buy-in. With the stockpile of money, 50% of the money was distributed to the top three participants and 50% went to a charity ...
JSU pen pal program fosters new connections
By Matthew Weinsheimer
Amid a semester of social distancing, online classes and social isolation for many Terps both on and off campus, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) is helping students make meaningful connections through their newly established pen pal program.
“We are adding a lot of younger new members ...
Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Amitai Diament and Rikki Weingarten
By Yakira Cohen
Tennis rivals Amitai Diament, a senior aerospace engineering major, and Rikki Weingarten, a junior computer science major, dabbled in a new type of “courting” this weekend: a Mitzpeh Matchmaker date. Exchanging their rackets for coffee in the cold, the duo spent over two hours on ...
Sacha Baron Cohen makes political strides
Sacha Baron Cohen has spent the last two decades of his career in character, but it wasn’t until last November at the Anti-Defamation League’s 2019 Never is Now Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate that Cohen spoke for the first time as the man behind the characters: himself.
The ADL’s ...