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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

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

Features

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

World

US Expected to Open Embassy in Jerusalem in May, Official Says

The United States is expected to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, an American official told Reuters on Friday. President Donald Trump announced in December...

Israel

Israeli Military: Teargas May Have Caused Palestinian’s Death in Cust...

The Israeli military said on Friday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say...

Middle East

Saudi Journalist: Ditch Mosque Microphones and Reduce Number of Mosques

JNS.org - Saudi journalist Mohamed Al-Suhaimi said he was in favor of silencing microphones in mosques, saying that the “terrifying” sound of the adhan call to prayer “coming from all directions”...

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