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ARTICLES BY: Bernard Starr


January 23, 2019 7:06 am
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When Do Border Walls Actually Work?

In 1400 BCE, Joshua and his troops marched around the walls of Jericho along with seven priests, blowing rams' horns once a day for six...

December 9, 2018 9:04 am
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Hanukkah vs. Christmas: Does It Have to Be a Contest?

In an opinion article in The New York Times on December 1, “The Hypocrisy of Hanukkah,” Michael Davis Lukas expressed his conflict over the holiday. On the one...

November 4, 2018 10:57 am
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Why Christian Antisemites Are Ignorant of Their Own Faith

At his Sunday sermons, megachurch televangelist Joel Osteen holds up the Christian Bible and says what most Christians believe: “It’s the word of God.” Tragically, antisemites have not paid careful attention...

August 19, 2018 4:47 am
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How Fake News Launched the Persecution of Jews for Two Thousand Years

The Holocaust did not begin with Hitler and Nazi Germany. It can be traced to the beginnings of Christianity, with the fake news reported in...

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...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Hebrew University Distances Itself From Lecturer Who Said Palestinian Kids ...

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem distanced itself from a professor who claimed that the Israeli military was using Palestinian children...

Israel

UK and Israel Sign Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

The United Kingdom and Israel finalized a post-Brexit free trade agreement on Monday. British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox flew to Israel for the signing of the deal,...

Middle East

Netanyahu: Arab Countries Know Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can’t Be ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday in Jerusalem with a visiting Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish...

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