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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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World

Environmental Org Slammed for Pulling Out of DC Voting Rights Rally Over Je...

A Washington, DC-chapter of a top environmental organization set off a storm of controversy after it announced it would withdraw...

Israel

Israel’s Diamond Industry to Make First Appearance at Bahrain Jewelry Exp...

JNS.org - One of the Gulf region’s most prestigious diamond and jewelry shows, Jewellery Arabia, is being held this year...

Middle East

Egyptian Military Consolidates Grip on Northern Sinai

A string of watchtowers, checkpoints and army posts mark the northern edge of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and troops patrol in armored vehicles along repaved roads. Branch roads have been blocked off...

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