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Bernard Starr, Ph.D. is professor emeritus at the City University of New York where he taught developmental and educational psychology. He has written op-ed and commentary articles for the Scripps Howard News Service, United Press International, and is currently a blogger at the Huffington Post. He also hosts and produces short documentaries on active living for Phoenix Rising Television Productions, and he is the main UN representative for the Institute of Global Education. His latest book, Escape Your own Prison: Why We need Spirituality and Psychology to be Truly Free, is published by Rowman and Littlefield.

ARTICLES BY: Bernard Starr


May 16, 2022 11:21 am
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‘Xueta Island’: The Untold Story of a Resurrection of Judaism

Six hundred years after Judaism was crushed and vanished from Majorca, a Spanish island in the Mediterranean, a Jewish boy originally from Englewood, New Jersey,...

March 2, 2021 1:19 pm
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How Antisemitism Killed Christians and How Anti-Science Is Now Killing People of All Faiths

The Black Plague (also called the Black Death) that erupted in Europe in 1347 would prove to be the deadliest plague ever. It ended in...

March 17, 2020 8:18 am
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Time for a ‘Manhattan Project’ Against Epidemic Disease

Fareed Zakaria, interviewing medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN on March 1, remarked that our response to the coronavirus seems to be little different...

September 5, 2019 6:00 am
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Donald Trump’s Enablers Are the True Problem

The media continues to give virtually 24-hour coverage to Donald Trump, with commentators wringing their hands over his latest cruelty or bizarre behavior. But none...

September 9, 2016 4:25 am
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What Would Jesus Say About Distortions of His Teachings?

In his New York Times op-ed column on September 4, 2016, Nicholas Kristof  asked: "What Religion Would Jesus Belong To?" A clever headline, to be sure, but Kristof...

May 25, 2016 6:55 am
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The Transformation of the Virgin Mary: How a Jewish Girl From Nazareth Became a Christian Icon

The four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, provide skimpy biographies of Jesus, with huge time gaps. We meet Jesus in brief citations as a newborn, a six-year-old in...

April 21, 2016 6:45 am
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Why Christians Should Celebrate Passover

The Passover holiday commemorates the exodus of Jews from slavery in Egypt. It is a celebration of freedom. On this basis alone, Christians should join...

January 6, 2016 7:22 am
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New Findings About Jews and Judaism Revealed in the New Testament (INTERVIEW)

It is well known that Christianity sprang from a Jewish context. While there may be controversy about Jesus' Judaism vs. the traditional Judaism of the...

October 28, 2015 7:04 am
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Ben Carson and the Holocaust Gun Myth

Is there no limit as to how low Republicans will stoop to defend the gun culture? On October 8, 2015, in a transparent effort to pander to...

October 15, 2015 10:58 am
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Who Was the Most Destructive Jewish ‘Messiah’? It Wasn’t Jesus

Ask Jewish people why they reject Jesus, and most will say it's because he falsely declared himself to be the Messiah. In maintaining this stance they...

July 24, 2015 11:20 am
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Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

A June 2015 art exhibit, "The Transformative Power of Art," at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art...

May 15, 2015 1:27 pm
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Journalism Tackles ‘The Problem With Good Friday’ and an Episcopal Priest Responds

We know that journalism can impact attitudes and action. But it's rare to get concrete proof of that, as I did recently after publishing a blog...

April 21, 2015 12:54 pm
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How Early Christians Traded Pilate for the Jews

"Crucify him, crucify him!" shouted the multitude of Jews when Pontius Pilate asked them what he should do with Jesus. These few harsh words, which appear...

April 7, 2015 4:45 pm
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Picturing the Jewish Jesus: Bill O’Reilly and the National Geographic Channel Get it Right

When I tuned in on March 29, 2015, for the National Geographic's film production Killing Jesus, adapted from Bill O'Reilly's book Killing Jesus, I was poised, pen...

Culture

Ashkenaz Festival Celebrating Jewish Culture Returns In-Person to Canada

The 13th Ashkenaz Festival, one of North America's largest celebrations of Jewish music,...

Meta’s Antisemitic Chatbot Highlights Challenges of Toxic Content in Evolving AI Industry

An artificially intelligent chatbot that shared antisemitic conspiracy theories and anti-Israel...

World

Palestinian Authority to Seek Full UN Membership

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority is again seeking full membership in the United Nations, although the effort is liable to fail just as Ramallah’s previous attempt did in 2011 when...

Israel

Jewish Worshipers Return to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus Under Palestinian...

Israeli forces were working Wednesday evening to secure the entry of worshipers to Joseph's Tomb near the West Bank city...

Middle East

PA Security Forces Arrest Two Islamic Jihad Recruits in Possession of 17 Ki...

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority security forces last week arrested two Nablus residents who had been recruited by Palestinian Islamic Jihad...

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