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ARTICLES BY: Bernard Starr


March 16, 2018 8:22 am
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The Ma and Pa ‘Business Empire’ of Donald Trump

In 2016, when Malaysian real estate developer Tiah Joo Kim showed up for a meeting at Trump Tower to propose a hotel and condominium project...

February 21, 2018 1:18 pm
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The True Prayer for Mass Shooting Victims Is Real Reform

On receiving the devastating news about the latest mass shooting in Florida, President Donald Trump, in full presidential mode, rose to the occasion with a...

January 29, 2018 12:18 pm
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Church or Synagogue: Which Would Jesus Choose?

Most theologians and biblical scholars agree that Jesus lived and died as a dedicated practicing Jew, who never proposed a new religion. Yes -- Jesus fiercely criticized the Sanhedrin (the...

November 21, 2017 4:30 pm
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Thomas Jefferson: Christian or Jew?

How did Christianity get separated from Judaism, when the two religions have so much in common? That was the question pondered by three eminent scholars -- two Christian...

October 19, 2017 11:06 am
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Now Is the Time for Sensible Gun Control

The massacre at a Las Vegas concert that killed 59 people and injured more than 500 on October 1 -- and was followed this week by further murders in...

October 10, 2017 1:05 pm
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Some People Still Don’t Know That Jesus Was Jewish

When I tell people that I’ve written extensively about the "Jewish Jesus," they frequently say, “but everyone knows that Jesus was Jewish.” It would seem...

September 11, 2017 12:54 pm
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Donald Trump, Jr.’s Mafia-Style Defense

When it first came to light, Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016 was called a harmless conversation about adoptions. Trump's supporters said that the...

August 23, 2017 11:27 am
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How Will History Remember Donald Trump and His Sycophants?

I was recently reminded of how memory can get blurred over time. When I mentioned to a young woman several months ago that I was eager to see...

August 21, 2017 10:24 am
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The Fake Society That Gave Us a Fake President

More and more commentators, politicians on both sides of the aisle, and ordinary citizens are waking up to the fake presidency of Donald Trump. His election victory was no accident, nor...

March 20, 2017 6:35 am
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Identity Purge: Jesus, Judaism and Renaissance Art

In 2013, I published a book entitled Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew. In it, I argued that Jesus’ Jewish identity had been obliterated in early Church teachings, as...

February 10, 2017 4:03 am
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New Film Chronicles the Surprising Story of Jewish Renewal in Africa

Suppose you're a young Jewish woman on a six-month volunteer mission with a women's rights group in Ghana. Your passion for women's issues helps you dismiss...

December 26, 2016 7:22 am
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Who Founded Christianity? The Answer Might Surprise You

Nowhere in the New Testament does Jesus or Paul say that he is rejecting Judaism and starting a new religion. In fact, the term “Christian” doesn’t...

November 22, 2016 5:52 am
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Did Religious Voters Make a Catastrophic Mistake in Supporting Trump?

Religion played a strong role in pushing Donald Trump into the presidency. One religious group in particular was instrumental in his victory: 80 percent of white...

November 16, 2016 7:25 am
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An Open Letter to Evangelicals Who Voted for Donald Trump

According to Christianity Today, more than 80 percent of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump. This major voting block was decisive, since evangelicals represent 20% of all...

Culture

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Films Video Onstage During Israel Concert

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter filmed a video onstage during his band's live concert...

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

European Powers Say Nearing Plan to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Western envoys said on Wednesday that Britain, Germany and France were nearing a package to put to President Donald Trump to try to persuade him to save the Iran nuclear...

Israel

Top Hamas Official Warns: Gaza Border Protests Will Continue After May 15

A top Hamas official warned on Wednesday that the ongoing Gaza border demonstrations -- expected to reach their peak on May 15, known as "Nakba Day" by the Palestinians --...

Middle East

In Power for 15 Years, Iraq’s Shi’ites Split Ahead of Crucial V...

United in their fight against Saddam Hussein's oppression for decades, Iraq's Shi'ites have become deeply fragmented and disillusioned with their...

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