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Jew You Should Know: James Glass

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Dr. James Glass has made a habit of looking at things differently than everybody else. Glass, who has been teaching at this university for 47 years, has written six books based on his research on social and political theory, ethics, mental illness, and trauma. However, what makes Glass, ...

Haaretz editor-in-chief visits UMD to discuss liberal news coverage in Israel, US

By Mika Park For the Mitzpeh @mpark718 Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz, spoke at a lecture on Sept. 12 titled “Israel, the U.S., & the Media: Inherent Enemies?” with professor Yoram Peri, director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, and professor Dana Priest of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at The Clarice ...

Graduating Terps prepare to say goodbye at Hillel’s Senior Send-Off

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Hillel community is looking forward to its next big upcoming event from May 12 through May 14, which is centered around celebrating graduating Terps. The weekend includes a Shabbat dinner, beer garden and barbecue with Ari Israel, Hillel’s executive director. Program and operations associate ...

New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community

By Sean Strader For the Mitzpeh @seanstrader13 With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a positive and welcoming environment around this university should hold a place of urgency on its ...

Anti-Semitic posters denounced by campus-wide community, now face judgment

By Mitzpeh Staff @Mitzpeh In 1644, John Milton made the case for a  “Marketplace of Ideas” in his poem “Areopagitica,” and hundreds of years later, we still struggle to put it into practice. This theory, expounded upon in Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ opinion of the 1917 Supreme Court case Abrams v. United States, avers that all ...

MEOR commemorates 9/11 with memorial, hosts annual 5K and welcome BBQ

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Sept. 13) at 1:17 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Senaya Savir @senayasavir Staff Writer On Sunday, Sept. 11, MEOR, an organization that supports and promotes Jewish culture amongst students, hosted its annual “Welcome Back 5K ...

Jew You Should Know: Akiva Futter

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 When senior computer science major Akiva Futter noticed that most hackathons take place between Friday and Saturday nights, impeding observant Jews from participating, he created JHacks. JHacks’s purpose is to plan hackathons that occur from Saturday to Sunday nights, allowing Jews and ...

JLIC Purim shtick video competition draws crowd to Hillel post-megillah reading

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58   After a Megillah reading and a break fast for the Fast of Esther, members of this university’s Jewish community crowded Maryland Hillel to vote on their favorite Purim shtick videos at Purim Night Live: Digital Shorts Competition last Wednesday. The March 23 event included the ...

Al Gore speaks to UMD crowd about climate change, making a difference;  Former VP’s speech celebrates launch of sustainability center at university

By Jacqueline Hyman, opinion editor, @jacqbh58 As former Vice President Al Gore faced a crowd at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, ending his Tuesday night speech about climate change by asking, “Will we change?” a loud “YES!” from audience members embodied the motivation he seemingly instilled into them. “Here is why ...

With effort, wider university community could benefit from Cole renovation

By Jacob Schaperow Editor-in-chief @jschap1             The William P. Cole Student Activities Center housed the Army ROTC department and the campus bike shop. Kinesiology classes were held on its field, university staff members took lunchtime walks around the building’s indoor bleachers ...