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Dr. Rafael Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and author or editor of 16 books about Jewish history, Zionism, and the Holocaust.

ARTICLES BY: Rafael Medoff


September 17, 2018 10:01 am
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The Yom Kippur Holocaust Protest: The Day the Rabbis Marched

In an era that has seen more than 400,000 people take part in a Women’s March on Washington, it may not sound very impressive that...

September 6, 2018 9:57 am
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It Can Be Done: Rosh Hashanah and the Rescue of Denmark’s Jews

As the final minutes of Rosh Hashanah ticked away, 13 year-old Leo Goldberger was hiding, along with his parents and three brothers, in the thick brush...

April 17, 2018 8:21 am
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The US Holocaust Museum Vs. Elie Wiesel

A staff historian at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is suggesting, incredibly, that the Roosevelt administration was right to refuse to bomb Auschwitz. The late...

November 13, 2017 5:57 pm
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Qatar, Like Arafat, Finds a Few Jewish Friends

The controversial invitation to officials of several American Jewish organizations to visit the Gulf kingdom of Qatar follows the historical pattern of dictators trying to...

October 27, 2017 3:01 pm
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Why Do Zionists Celebrate Unfulfilled Promises?

In the coming weeks, numerous Jewish organizations and institutions will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, and the 50th anniversary of the United...

October 25, 2017 1:59 pm
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Let’s Look at FDR’s Record Truthfully

The upcoming 75th anniversary of Operation Torch -- the Allies’ liberation of North Africa -- has triggered discussions about the restrictions that the Roosevelt administration imposed on Jews living...

October 9, 2017 1:46 pm
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Why They Keep Leaving Jews Out of the Holocaust

The Canadian government has announced that it will correct a memorial plaque at its new National Holocaust Monument, which spoke of the “millions of men,...

September 25, 2017 2:56 pm
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Rosh Hashanah, FDR and Nazi Germany

On Rosh Hashanah, one of the most prominent rabbis in the United States devoted his sermon to condemning the president of the United States, over...

June 20, 2017 11:07 am
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Einstein TV Show Distorts Jewish Refugee Issue

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time. His contributions to physics revolutionized our understanding of the universe. A current television series based...

March 6, 2017 8:13 am
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Antisemitism Isn’t Caused by the Political Left or Right

The recent attacks against the Jewish community have revealed a surprising abundance of self-proclaimed experts on the causes of antisemitism. For example, a Jewish ex-New York Times reporter,...

January 16, 2017 10:45 am
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How Zionists Helped Destroy Segregation in Baltimore

After a year when Jewish and African-American relations were strained by the Black Lives Matter's denunciation of Israel and other uncomfortable incidents, it’s worth recalling a little-known episode...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Middle East

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

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