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May 8, 2018, 6:22 AM
On Wednesdays we wear pink, on Shabbat we have fun
Three weeks ago, Emma had a flawless Friday night at Hillel. During “Israel Shabbat,” she was joyous as she washed each hand, twice, before eating challah. She tapped her foot in rhythm to Lecha Dodi during Kabbalat Shabbat. Most notably, she did not push nor...
Mar 29, 2018, 4:47 PM
Breaking news: Shtick is Shark at College
First comes the whistle. Once its shrill cry jumpstarts the battlefield, sneakers from opposing sides pound the floor of the arena as they race to the patiently waiting balls in the middle. The winners arrive first and immediately hurl the balls at the losers. From...
Mar 1, 2018, 8:01 AM
Noodles and poodles and drama (oh my)!
Erev my second Shabbat of college, a stranger added me along with 10 or so other strangers to a Facebook group titled “Noodles, Poodles, and Dinner.” I panicked. Not just because I suffer a severe a fear of dogs (though that definitely played a significant...
Jan 31, 2018, 5:48 PM
This weekend, I rushed. But I started slowly. Anyone who has been to the University of Maryland on a Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night, #terptuesday night, or really any night at all, knows that the Greek life, is, well, life. Often, to be a...
Jan 25, 2018, 5:39 AM
Friends: Familiar or Foreign?
There are two ways to approach a new semester: you can either retreat to what’s familiar or you can push yourself to the foreign. For me, “familiar” is cloaked in bar mitzvah kippas and Hadaya rings. And “foreign” refers to those who are so far...
Yakira Cohen is a twenty year old Modern Orthodox Jew. She is an SAR High School graduate (2016), Midreshet Lindenbaum alum (2017), and is a freshman studying journalism and psychology at the University of Maryland.