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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...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Alpha Epsilon Pi House at Rutgers University Egged During 24-Hour Reading o...

Eggs were thrown at Rutgers University's Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity last week, during a 24-hour reading of the names of...

Israel

Self-Immolation of IDF Veteran With PTSD Highlights Struggles of Disabled S...

As Israel honored its fallen soldiers and victims of terror on the national day of memorial, the country's Defense Ministry...

Middle East

Abu Dhabi Investment Office Officially Launches in Israel

CTech — The newly opened Tel Aviv branch of the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) held its official launch on Monday with hundreds of business leaders, entrepreneurs and heads of...

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