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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 8, 2014 11:00 am
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Navigating the Bumpy Terrain of Interfaith Relationships and Marriage (INTERVIEW)

Spiritual teacher Ram Dass once quipped: "If you think you are enlightened go spend a week with your family." A family gathering can be especially challenging...

April 10, 2014 9:48 am
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Jesus, Paul, and Others Saw Themselves as Jews

If you were accused of a crime punishable by death wouldn't you use your best defense? And if you believed that you didn't commit a...

March 6, 2014 8:00 am
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Jesus’ Circumcision: The Cut That Divided Jews and Christians

I was puzzled when I first learned about the Christian Feast of the Circumcision. The celebration, which dates to the sixth century or earlier, commemorates the...

January 22, 2014 8:07 am
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Why Are We Silent About the Falsification of Biblical History in Artworks?

When I recently visited the impressive Marc Chagall exhibit at the Jewish Museum in New York City, I was surprised that more than half of...

December 16, 2013 12:33 am
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Millions Still Believe ‘The Jews’ Killed Jesus

Just when I thought that society had gotten over the bizarre charge that Jews were collectively responsible for the death of Jesus, an equally bizarre...

November 8, 2013 10:40 am
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The Return of the Blood Libel: Can Art Stop the Hemorrhaging of Hate?

One of the most bizarre accusations against Jews dates back to the Middle Ages, and continued well into the nineteenth century. The Nazi propaganda machine...

October 18, 2013 8:53 am
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Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Medieval and Renaissance artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family, and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between...

October 7, 2013 9:14 am
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The Shameful Behavior of House Republicans on Food Stamps

A 2012 University of Chicago study reveals that the U.S is among the five most religious nations. How does that play out? Listen to sermons throughout religious...

October 2, 2013 9:41 am
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Chagall’s Jewish Jesus Exhibit at NYC’s Jewish Museum

Last week I viewed the new exhibit of Marc Chagall's paintings at New York's Jewish Museum (Chagall: Love, War and Exile). The show features images of...

September 23, 2013 1:02 am
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Artwork Can Help Heal the Jewish-Christian Divide

From its very beginnings, Christianity sought separation from Judaism. No small task since Christianity arose from Jewish prophesies and a connection to the Jewish Davidic...

August 21, 2013 9:21 am
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Art Exhibit Corrects History and Helps Repair Jewish/Christian Relations

Rembrandt and the Images of Jesus, a 2011-2012 exhibit curated by the Louvre, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts presented artworks, primarily...

August 11, 2013 9:26 pm
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Reza Aslan: Why Aren’t You a Jew?

Muslim Author Reza Aslan was subjected to an absurd and brutally ridiculous  interview by Fox News religion correspondent Lauren Green. Aslan who is a Muslim wrote a...

August 7, 2013 8:40 am
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The Story of Jesus: Many Myths, Few Facts

In writing my book Jesus Uncensored: Restoring the Authentic Jew I immediately faced a dilemma: Which Jesus needs to be restored? The historical "facts" about Jesus range...

July 24, 2013 9:02 am
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Will ‘Schmekelgate’ Stop the Rise of Weiner and Spitzer?

Jesus said to the crowd about to stone a woman to death for committing infidelity, "Let him who is without sin among you be the...

Israel

Police on High Alert After Jerusalem Terror Bombings

i24 News - Israel's police on Friday said that it would continue to reinforce stations in Jerusalem following a bombing terrorist attack on Wednesday that killed one and wounded over...

Middle East

Iran’s Khamenei Praises Basij Forces for Confronting...

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he...

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