Hillel brings students together as community to break fast, celebrate new year
By David Blumberg
Yom Kippur is a time to reflect. It is a time to consider the past year, mistakes we’ve made and our goals for the new year.
But for many Jewish students, there is something else on their minds on Yom Kippur: hunger.
As the sun set Wednesday night, Maryland Hillel held its annual Break ...
Yom Kippur holds weight for Jewish students regardless of interpretation
By Lexi Sugar
Karen Shapiro used to shudder at the thought of Yom Kippur. For her, Yom Kippur invoked feelings of stress and anxiety. Fasting seemed daunting to Shapiro, but when she was given the opportunity to learn more about the holiday, her opinion changed.
“Honestly, to me, [Yom Kippur] is a very scary and ...
Yom Kippur allows students to express their faith
By Jared Beinart
Jewish people all around the world have welcomed in the new year and have had their fair share of apples and honey, but now comes the time to round up the high holidays with Yom Kippur and reflect on the past year.
The second of the two Jewish high holidays, Yom Kippur, begins at sunset this ...
Maryland Hillel students conduct Yom Kippur services for prison inmates
By Jack Wisniewski
Zach Dicker left Maryland Hillel around 12 p.m. Tuesday to ensure that he would arrive at the Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia before the start of Yom Kippur.
A senior finance major, Dicker drove two and a half hours with five other students to the prison so ...