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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...

Culture

Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula...

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying...

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

‘I Can Truly Understand the Emotion’: French Justice Minister O...

France's justice minister told a leading Jewish newspaper this week that she was "particularly touched" by the case of Sarah...

Israel

Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report...

Ctech - Approximately 12 percent of Israelis use bikes, electric bicycles, and electric scooters on a weekly basis, according to...

Middle East

UN Says Around 350,0000 Syrians Have Fled Russian-Led Assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey,...

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