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Seniors take first place at annual JHacks hackathon with “Too Long; Didn’t Watch”

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted March 13 at 7:44 a.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Jeremy Bell For Mitzpeh @jerebell3 Two seniors won at the third annual JHacks hackathon ...

Campus organizations come together to address peacemaking over social media

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Members from multiple UMD communities and religious groups facilitated a discussion addressing peacebuilding in our social-media-driven society Thursday afternoon. The “Peacebuilding in a New Age” ...

AEPhi cupcake wars raise awareness for Jewish families affected by breast cancer

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted The Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority held an event Sunday afternoon at Maryland Hillel to raise money for Sharsheret, an organization which aids Jewish families affected by breast cancer. The fundraiser ...

Lecturer from London discusses left-wing anti-Semitism with students, faculty

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted David Hirsh, senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, gave a lecture on the recognition of anti-semitism in democratic societies and his book titled “Contemporary Left ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat: Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted its sixth annual Global Justice Shabbat this weekend with the theme Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault. The event, which included a formal Shabbat dinner on Friday night at ...

UMD students, faculty address racial issues during roundtable discussion

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Three students and two professors at this university examined racial topics Thursday night in a roundtable discussion at Juan Ramon Jimenez Hall. The event was hosted by Maryland Discourse, a non-partis...

Thomistic Institute lecturer offers UMD students new perspective on God

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops The Rev. Raymund Snyder led a discussion on whether belief in God is rational Thursday night in a lecture that was open to the public at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. The event, hosted by this ...

After year off, Chabad menorah lighting returns at new location

By Eugene Nash For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Chabad’s menorah lighting program kicked off the first night of Hanukkah at its new location on McKeldin Mall Tuesday night. The program is now in its 21st year at this university, and was previously ...

Chabad raises record total in 24-hour donation campaign

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @MollieHigginss Chabad held a 24-hour-long donation campaign that began Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the hopes of raising $50,000. The group surpassed the goal by raising a total of $60,070. Chabad applied for and ...

UMD students divided on Trump Jerusalem decision

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko     Since the end of World War II, Israel and Palestine have been fighting over Jerusalem and the issue of to whom the city belongs. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem as ...