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Students march for Yom Hashoah, an annual remembrance of Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The march, which happened Thursday afternoon, was organized by Aaron Y. Grand ’18, the Jewish Life Chair of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity at Harvard College and was advertised primarily to students affiliated with the fraternity or Harvard Hillel.
For many of Harvard's athletes of faith, religion is a strong component of their identity both on and off the field. However, balancing that identity with the demands of a varsity sport is anything but easy.
Alpha Epsilon Pi brother Edgar J. Orozco ’16 smiles as he dips his finger in wine during a Passover seder in Hillel on Saturday evening. Over the weekend several student groups hosted seders, a traditional Jewish ritual to celebrate Passover.
From right, Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers Aaron E. Pelz ’16, Crimson editor Gregory A. Briker ’17, Ethan S. H. Fried ’16, and Jacob S. Goldberg ’16 celebrate Passover during a seder, a traditional Jewish ritual, in Hillel on Saturday evening.
The fourth of the Ten Commandments tells its followers they should no do any work on the Sabbath day. “Work,” here, doesn’t just refer to your 9-to-5, but is rather understood to mean any act creates or exercises control over one’s surroundings. This places a number of restrictions upon the observer, which range from not using electricity to not writing, and even to not tying knots.
Activist Dorothy Zellner, featured here next to Rev. Willie Bodrick II, speaks about her role as a white, Jewish woman during the Civil Rights movement. Zellner was one of four panelists who participated in the event "Selma to Ferguson: Religious Tradition as Solidarity," held at Harvard Hillel on Wednesday night.
The resolution stated that “the Council publicly expresses solidarity with the Islamic Community for this senseless tragedy, recognizing that their loss is one that the entire Harvard Community mourns.”
The Musullah offers a collection of tasbih, or Islamic prayer beads, for students to pray with.
The entrance to the HIS Musullah, located in the basement of Canaday Hall E.
Not just a prayer space for HIS members, the Musullah is also a place for students to spend their downtime.