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Posts Tagged: Rafael Medoff

September 24, 2020 5:52 am
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The Yom Kippur Sermon That Rabbi Stephen Wise Didn’t Give

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the most prominent American Jewish leader of the 1930s and 1940s, was a renowned orator who did not shy away from...

January 27, 2020 9:24 am
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Bombing Auschwitz

The new BBC documentary about the question of bombing Auschwitz deserves an award -- for creative fiction. Through omissions, distortions, and “reenactments” of conversations with...

October 25, 2019 10:52 am
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Amid NBA-China Uproar, Remembering When Jews Mixed Sports and Politics

The growing relationship between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the government of China has become a source of controversy. One NBA team’s general manager...

August 28, 2019 11:00 am
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When Jews Kept Quiet

The appalling failure of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide an American refuge for European Jews confronting the horrors of the Holocaust has long been...

December 24, 2018 11:14 am
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When Jewish Politics Trumped Holocaust Rescue

In view of recent discussions about ethical lapses among today’s American Jewish leaders, it’s worth recalling a troubling episode 75 years ago this autumn when...

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...

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...

January 5, 2018 11:32 am
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Jewish Groups React to Trump’s Threats to Palestinians

JNS.org - Many major Jewish organizations are expressing support for the idea of reducing US aid to the Palestinians, after President Donald Trump mentioned the possibility of...

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...

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...

May 16, 2017 3:02 pm
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American Jewish Committee Will Not Join Lutherans in Asking US to Pay Palestinian Debts

JNS.org - Lutheran church leaders are again asking the US government to pay some of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) outstanding bills. But, in a reversal of past...

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...

November 10, 2016 4:46 pm
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Trump’s Top 3 Contenders for Secretary of State Have Strong Pro-Israel Records

JNS.org -- Although it will be some time before President-elect Donald Trump names his cabinet, the three individuals being mentioned as the primary contenders for...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

World

‘Intense’ Iran Nuclear Talks Resume as Germany Calls for Rapid ...

Indirect talks between Tehran and Washington on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on Saturday as the...

Israel

Israeli Guard Shoots Dead a Knife-Wielding Palestinian Woman, Police Say

An Israeli security guard shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the West Bank on Saturday, police said. There was no immediate comment from Palestinian officials about...

Middle East

Iran’s Ex-Parliament Speaker Demands Explanation for Vote Disqualific...

The former speaker of the Iranian parliament Ali Larijani demanded on Saturday an explanation from an election watchdog on why...

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