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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

New York Jewish Professional Looks for Love on ABC Reality Show

Michael B. Chadwick has baked challah from scratch, rented an apartment to Grammy-winner Joss Stone, and been to every American...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

America’s Unending Hostage Crisis With Iran

A year before leaving office, Barack Obama stunned the world with a prisoner trade with Iran. After more than a...

World

Australian Students Condemned For Dressing Up as Jewish Caricatures With Mo...

Jewish students in Australia have condemned a series of images showing students at a North Adelaide college engaging in behavior...

Israel

Ex-Mossad Chief Skeptical of Russian Ability to Remove Iran From Syria

In an interview with a Saudi-owned media outlet published on Monday, ex-Mossad chief Tamir Pardo expressed doubt that Russia had the ability to remove Iran from Syria -- a longstanding...

Middle East

Palestinians Wary as UN May Not Open Schools in Time

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out of money since the United...

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