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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


November 12, 2018 10:37 am
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FDR Gets Credit for His Response to Kristallnacht — He Shouldn’t

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany. How is it that even after eight decades, some new museum exhibits,...

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

Baseball Icon Dykstra Takes on a New Hobby: Torah Study

JNS.org - As part of bettering his life since serving six months of a three-year sentence behind bars for grand...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Dutch Government Passes Binding Resolution, Cutting Fiscal Assistance to PA

JNS.org - Holland’s parliament passed a binding resolution on Monday to cut 7 percent of assistance to the Palestinian Authority in 2019. The vote was 94-56. It occurred shortly after Palestinian Media Watch...

Israel

Senators Push for US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

A resolution was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday calling for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The non-binding bill was authored by Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas...

Middle East

Erdogan Says Trump Positive on Turkish Military Plan to Push East in Syria

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, touting support from US President Donald Trump even though the Pentagon...

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