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Born in Brooklyn, NY, librettist Ben Kaplan studied literature and theater at Williams College. He currently serves as Director of Education at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where he directs programs that teach Jewish history and culture to a broad and diverse audience.

ARTICLES BY: Ben Kaplan


December 18, 2019 8:16 am
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Theodor Herzl at the Opera

To understand Theodor Herzl, it’s helpful to think about opera. In the summer of 1895, a distraught Herzl wandered the streets of Paris, contemplating the fate...

Culture

South African Song Paying Tribute to Jerusalem Sparks Viral Dance Challenge

An upbeat gospel-inspired tune from South Africa that pays tribute to the city...

Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities

JNS.org - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Google Pledges to Return ‘More Helpful’ Results After Search fo...

Tech giant Google responded delicately over the weekend after outrage erupted following the revelation that a search on the platform...

Israel

Israelis Brace for Stringent Holiday Lockdown as Daily Tally of Corona Case...

JNS.org - Israelis braced for a strict nationwide lockdown imposed by the government on Friday in an attempt to curb...

Middle East

Palestinians Say Egyptian Fire Killed Two Gaza Fishermen

The bodies of two Palestinian fishermen who Palestinian officials say were shot dead by Egyptian naval forces were returned to Gaza on Saturday, the territory's ruling Islamist group Hamas said. The...

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