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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

Film to Explore Holocaust Survivors Who Gave Largest-Ever Donation to Israel

JNS.org - Stone Canyon Entertainment announced the start of production on a documentary...

Rapper Azealia Banks Gets Engaged to Jewish Artist With Ring Featuring Menorah

American rapper Azealia Banks is engaged to Jewish conceptual artist Ryder Ripps, who...

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

Biden Administration Urged to Fight Anti-Israel Bias, Chinese Atrocities Ag...

The lead Republican on the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged President Joe Biden's administration to step up...

Israel

Head of Israel’s Labor Says Party Supports ‘Improved’ Ira...

The head of Israel’s opposition Labor party said Tuesday that it would support a revamped nuclear agreement with Iran, and...

Middle East

Iraq Militia Denies Role in Anti-US attacks, Welcomes Pressure on Saudi Ara...

An Iran-aligned Iraqi militia group on Tuesday denied any role in recent rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq, but said an attack against...

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