Families celebrate Passover via Zoom due to coronavirus pandemic

By Julia Rosier As a result of the spread and outbreak of the coronavirus, Jewish students are unable to observe Passover with their families and friends in person. This year, some students held Passover seders over Zoom. Passover began on April 9 and lasts until April 16. Passover is one of the biggest Jewish holidays and it is celebrated with a dinner, also known as … Continue reading Families celebrate Passover via Zoom due to coronavirus pandemic

BDS bill rejected after lengthy debate

By Vanessa Reis  On Wednesday, April 25, the Student Government Association (SGA) shot down a proposed bill which, if passed, would have resulted in the university no longer investing in a list of companies that have been accused of contributing to human rights violations against Palestinians. After five hours of debate, the bill was rejected in a 25-9 vote. More than 100 students took the … Continue reading BDS bill rejected after lengthy debate

Maryland Hillel puts a twist on traditions for Passover

By Alexandra Marquez Maryland Hillel hosted a series of nontraditional Passover seders that included games and farm-fresh produce last weekend to give students a place to celebrate the Jewish holiday near campus. The organization invited students to four different seders, two on Friday and two on Saturday. On Friday, the organization hosted “With Liberty and Justice for All: A Traditional Family-Style Seder” and a “Kids’ … Continue reading Maryland Hillel puts a twist on traditions for Passover

Hillel provides students a place to celebrate this Passover

  by Lynsey Jeffery Students celebrated Passover on Monday and Tuesday at Maryland Hillel with a range of different seders. Passover, a Jewish holiday celebrated in spring to commemorate the exodus of Jewish Israelites from slavery in Egypt, brings together family and friends to participate in a seder— a ceremonial dinner that follows a symbolic order. Maryland Hillel offered five different seders on Monday and Tuesday … Continue reading Hillel provides students a place to celebrate this Passover