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avatar Robert I. Lappin
Robert Israel Lappin, philanthropist and businessman, is President of the Lappin Foundation, which is headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts. The Foundation's mission is enhancing Jewish identity across generations, and it funds more than 200 free programs, events, and services for the Jewish community of the North Shore of Massachusetts annually.

ARTICLES BY: Robert I. Lappin


August 3, 2016 7:36 am
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Why We Must Promote Islamic Reform

Centuries ago, there were followers of Judaism and Christianity -- specifically zealots and crusaders -- who supported or committed violence and conquest in the name of religion. Nowadays, however,...

February 19, 2016 5:57 am
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Birthright Israel Should Fund Teen Trips to Israel Immediately

The rise of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to prepare Jewish students to fight BDS on college campuses before they...

July 2, 2015 2:05 pm
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Lower the Age for Birthright Israel to Build a Pro-Israel Army on Campus

Sheldon Adelson’s goal to “put more boots on the ground” to fight BDS on college campuses is right on, and his recommendation to form an...

June 4, 2015 12:38 pm
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The Arab Spring, Through a Lens of Realism

The hopeful Arab Spring has morphed into a winter of despair. Hundreds of thousands of Arabs have been killed and maimed, and millions have been...

February 25, 2015 9:02 am
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Egypt’s Leader is Right to Call for the Reform of Islam

Upon a world marred by Islamic turmoil, terror, and violence, a gift has recently been bestowed. On December 28, 2014, in a speech directed at Islamic...

January 16, 2015 9:34 am
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Averting Islamophobia

The Koran contains passages that espouse peace and comity. It is theses passages, perhaps, that have enabled Presidents Bush and Obama, and several foreign political...

December 10, 2014 4:04 pm
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Reform Birthright to Meet the Jewish World’s New, Urgent Need

The rise in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities in academia begs for an effective strategy to address this new challenge. As Jewish teens arrive on college...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Jews Cast Weary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-...

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal...

Israel

‘The Jewish People Know What It Is to Struggle for an Independent Hom...

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday's historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum...

Middle East

Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to ...

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman,...

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