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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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Features

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs

JNS.org - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...

From Start-Up Nation to Ramp-Up Nation: Israel’s New Approach to Innovation

JNS.org - Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of...

Hamas’ Promise to End Terror Is Seen as ‘Highly Unlikely’

JNS.org - Under the new unity deal brokered last week between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas...

World

Jewish Groups Brace for University of Florida Talk by White Supremacist Ric...

Jewish groups are voicing alarm and cautioning the public to avoid a talk on Thursday afternoon by white supremacist Richard...

Israel

Israeli Doctor to Lead Prestigious Global Medical Organization

JNS.org - Israeli Medical Association (IMA) Chairman Prof. Leonid Eidelman has been chosen to serve as the next president of the World Medical Association. Medical association leaders from across the globe --...

Middle East

Kurds Flee Homes in Northern Iraq as Iraqi Forces Take Control

Thousands of Kurdish civilians fled their homes in northern Iraq on Wednesday, fearing harassment by government forces and Shiite militias who have taken control of a vast swath of territory from...

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