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Judea Pearl is Chancellor's professor at UCLA and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org), which promotes press freedom and East-West understanding. He is a co-editor of "I am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl (Jewish Light, 2004), winner of the National Jewish Book Award. Professor Pearl specializes in artificial intelligence, human reasoning and philosophy of science. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and winner of the Benjamin Franklin medal for 2008, and the Alan Turing Award for 2011.

ARTICLES BY: Judea Pearl


September 25, 2020 8:54 am
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on ‘Being Jewish’

In 2003, when my wife, Ruth, and I were editing the book I Am Jewish: Personal Reflections Inspired by the Last Words of Daniel Pearl...

August 10, 2020 4:01 am
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A Lesson for Seth Rogen (and All Jews) on Early Zionists and Arabs

Seth Rogen's interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast, and his heartbreaking confession about how he was "fed a huge amount of lies about Israel my...

December 29, 2019 12:22 pm
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Hanukkah – Our Trust Deed to History

My grandson asked why we make such a big fuss about Hanukkah. By the tone of his voice, I could tell that a juicy recipe...

June 28, 2019 10:32 am
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Inspiration and a Rallying Cry for Jewish Students and Graduates

The following is Judea Pearl’s speech at the fourth annual UCLA Jewish Graduation on June 16. Dean [Maria] Blandizzi, friends, families, distinguished guests, and especially you,...

March 15, 2019 9:36 am
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An Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi on Ilhan Omar

The following letter is an adaptation of remarks made at the sit-in protest in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office in Washington, DC, on March 14,...

November 29, 2017 3:45 pm
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November 29: The Jewish Thanksgiving Day

For several years now, I have been campaigning to declare November 29 as the Jewish Thanksgiving Day -- a day where we give thanks to Lady History and to...

November 6, 2017 12:23 pm
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How the Balfour Declaration Redefined Indigenous People

It has been 100 years since the Balfour Declaration -- issued by the British government on November 2, 1917 -- offered the first international recognition of Jewish...

August 31, 2017 11:30 am
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The Basel Conference — 120 Years Later

One hundred and twenty years ago, on September 3, 1897, a Viennese journalist named Theodor Herzl wrote in his diary: “In Basel I founded the...

June 11, 2017 5:31 pm
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Debating the Morality of the BDS Cult

If the Jewish people ever needed an icon for their sworn enemies -- a litmus test that distinguishes those who oppose the core of Israel’s existence from...

Culture

In First, Israeli, Emirati Singers Release Duet

JNS.org - In another sign of the warming ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, following the Sept. 15...

South African Song Paying Tribute to Jerusalem Sparks Viral Dance Challenge

An upbeat gospel-inspired tune from South Africa that pays tribute to the city...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

CUNY Law School Condemns Antisemitism, Then Backtracks, Amid Controversy Ov...

The City University of New York School of Law condemned antisemitism, but then later backtracked, after a video recently emerged...

Israel

UK Jewish Group Praises Labour Leader for Supporting New London Holocaust M...

A top UK Jewish group praised Labour party leader Keir Starmer on Wednesday for expressing support for a new Holocaust...

Middle East

Kuwait’s New Emir Takes Oath, Calls for Unity at Tense Time for Regio...

Kuwait's new emir was sworn in at parliament on Wednesday as the country prepared to lay to rest late ruler...

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