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avatar Oliver Benjamin Karp
Oliver Benjamin Karp co-founded Eliezer, the Jewish Society at Yale University in 1996 with Rabbi Shmully Hecht and Newark, NJ mayor Cory Booker. Ben lived in Japan for six years and is currently writing a doctoral dissertation detailing the great black scholar W.E.B. Du Bois's fascination with that country's modern rise. Karp lectures in African American and American history as well as the history of Western Civilization at the University of New Haven. The views expressed here are his own.

ARTICLES BY: Oliver Benjamin Karp


January 16, 2012 7:06 pm
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Martin Luther King, the Mensch (VIDEO)

Martin Luther King Jr. is correctly remembered as a great American who helped his country live up to its unique promise (and promises). This week, which...

September 27, 2011 10:48 am
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Obama at the Congressional Black Caucus

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is correct: President Obama would never tell a gay or Jewish organization to "stop crying" about the issues confronting them. More to the...

March 18, 2011 2:18 am
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Japan Will Overcome

In the coming months and years the world will again witness Japan's staggering talent for reorganization and renewal, for deliberate and collective resolution across politics,...

February 1, 2011 11:23 pm
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Culture

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

Israeli Star of Netflix Terrorist Drama to Appear at New York Synagogue

Lior Raz stars as Doron in "Fauda," and is also the creator of the groundbreaking...

Features

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

BDS Movement Suffers Setbacks in Israel and Around the World

JNS.org - Last week, Israel's Knesset passed landmark legislation attacking the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The new law represents just...

World

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: China Should Stay Out of Peacemaking, Focus on ...

While Chinese President Xi Jinping called for a two-state solution “as soon as possible” during his meeting in Beijing this...

Israel

18 Palestinian Terror Suspects Arrested in Connection With Suspicious Whats...

JNS.org - Israeli police arrested 18 Palestinian terror suspects this week in connection with their membership in a suspicious chat group...

Middle East

Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed American Teen in Israel Sentenced to 4 Lif...

JNS.org - Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Abdel Basset al-Kharoub, who murdered American teen Ezra Schwartz, 18, in November 2015, received four life...

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