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Ben Ratskoff is a doctoral student at the University of California-Los Angeles where he researches histories and cultures of racism and antisemitism.

ARTICLES BY: Ben Ratskoff


January 3, 2017 7:22 am
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The Jewish Right Is Hijacking the Pro-Israel Discussion

The responses from most American Jewish organizations and media outlets after the United States’ abstention from the UN Security Council vote, and then Secretary of State John...

November 22, 2016 5:39 am
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The Dangers of the Alt-Right, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump

There seems to be confusion and misunderstanding about what the "alt-right" is, and why some of us oppose it. Frankly, it is quite demoralizing that it...

November 20, 2016 8:34 am
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The Jewish Community’s Shameful Silence on Donald Trump

Last Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon as chief strategist in the White House. We  --  as Jews  --  have a profound and existential responsibility to understand carefully what...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Event at Syracuse University Cancelled Amid Bi...

A dialogue event on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Syracuse University was nixed last week, allegedly over concerns about its political leanings. The event...

Middle East

Turkey Will Enter Syria’s Manbij If US Doesn’t Remove YPG Fight...

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and...

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