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Andrew Pessin is Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College, and author of several books of philosophy for the general reader as well as two novels. For more information, visit www.andrewpessin.com.

ARTICLES BY: Andrew Pessin


April 20, 2018 11:36 am
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The Jewish Army That Could Have Fought Hitler

In 1940, in the first months of World War II, the three great Zionist leaders in the world -- Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, and Vladimir Jabotinsky, the...

December 13, 2016 2:24 pm
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‘Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief’ (REVIEW)

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief, by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander Joffe, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. ISBN: 1349478202. $105 (Kindle: $31). On the surface,...

November 20, 2016 9:10 am
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‘Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews’ (REVIEW)

Richard Cravatts, Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews. David Horowitz Freedom Center, 2016. ISBN: 0692785507. $14.95. Richard Cravatts is a man who knows...

November 13, 2016 7:57 am
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‘Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel’ (REVIEW)

Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel, by Cary Nelson, (MLA Members for Scholars’ Rights and Indiana...

September 21, 2016 5:23 pm
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Oberlin Student Senate Condemns Symposium Promoting Self-Respect and Civil Rights for Jews

You can't make this stuff up. Some alumni at Oberlin College are unhappy with the way things are going at their alma mater. Some students at...

June 6, 2016 10:40 am
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McGill University and How Western Civilization May Have Just Saved Itself — From Itself

Something quite remarkable happened a few days ago. It happened quietly, in a remote corner of some administrative building probably, but it ought to be...

June 5, 2016 6:31 am
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Two ‘Historic’ Conferences Mark the Start of the Battle Against BDS

At the United Nations this week, a large group of Israel-supporters convened to “Build Bridges, Not Boycotts” at an “International Summit” sponsored by the Israeli Consulate...

May 2, 2016 6:55 am
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The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times...

April 17, 2016 7:16 am
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UK Jewish Student Leaders Demand ‘Immediate Answers’ From Anti-Israel Candidate for Student Union President

The leaders of 57 Jewish student organizations in the United Kingdom, along with several hundred others “in solidarity,” have written an open letter demanding “immediate...

April 17, 2016 6:48 am
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UMass Amherst Chancellor Reaffirms Opposition to BDS as Graduate Student Union Passes BDS Resolution

The Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) Thursday reaffirmed his opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, just as the...

April 15, 2016 6:27 pm
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Secretive Watchdog Group Releases Report on Disrupters of Jerusalem Mayor’s Talk at San Fran State U

A secretive group that documents anti-Israel and antisemitic campus activities on Thursday released a preliminary report on last week’s disruption of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat’s...

April 14, 2016 8:12 pm
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Jewish Day School Drops Controversial Suit Against Family That Protested Its Israel Policies

A Jewish day school in Durham, NC, has dropped its lawsuit against a couple who withdrew their children in protest over what they felt was the institution’s...

April 14, 2016 7:29 pm
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U of Chicago Reaffirms Political Neutrality, Repudiates BDS in Response to Student Government Resolution

The University of Chicago (UC) released a statement Thursday repudiating divestment and academic boycotts against Israel on the basis of its official political neutrality. The...

April 14, 2016 7:26 pm
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U Mass Amherst Faculty Offer Last-Ditch Opposition to BDS Before Conclusion of Grad School Union Vote

A half-dozen faculty members at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass) published a letter in the student newspaper Thursday criticizing a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

American UN Envoy: Iran Violating Iraqi Sovereignty to Create Corridor R...

Washington's envoy to the United Nations accused Iran on Thursday of flagrantly violating Iraqi sovereignty in order to carve a...

Israel

Not Quite Finished Tel Aviv-Jerusalem Rail Line Inaugurated in ‘Histo...

The new fast train line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was inaugurated on Thursday at a ceremony attended by Prime...

Middle East

IDF Chief of Staff Warns Cabinet of ’60-80 Percent’ Chance of R...

The IDF chief of staff has warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet that the chances of a major...

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