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Dr. Rafael Medoff


Katie Couric Wasn’t the First: FDR, Truman and the Jews

Couric joins a growing list of authors who have altered the unflattering words of individuals whom they admire, in order to shield them from embarrassment.

A Forgotten Display of Zionist Unity

The Zionist movement had always expected that the Negev desert would be part of the future Jewish state. But London and Washington had other ideas.

FDR’s Secret Plea to Hitler

FDR is remembered for leading America toward military preparedness and, later, in the war against Germany—but in the 1930s, he pursued a very different policy toward the Nazis.

Are Jews Provoking a Jihad? Debunking An Old Lie

One of America’s most prominent Reform rabbis is accusing one of America’s most prominent Orthodox rabbis of potentially provoking “a billion Muslims” to launch a jihad against Israel.

When a Christian Zionist Took on Jewish Anti-Zionists

With so much discussion in the Jewish community these days concerning anti-Zionism and antisemitism, it’s fascinating to recall a remarkable critique of Jewish anti-Zionists that was authored seventy years ago this summer by an American Christian Zionist.

Do They Even Know What “Genocide” Means?

As the word has become common place in public discourse, its meaning has been diluted and compromised.

Kristallnacht in Lod?

Some event might truly resemble some aspect of the Holocaust and therefore would warrant such an analogy.

A Refugee Solution for Biden — From 1944

Temporary havens would offer a supplemental option for those in need of immediate protection.

Blinken’s Holocaust Gaffe

Was Breckinridge Long our 32nd president, rather than Franklin Roosevelt?

L.A. Pageant Raised Curtain on Holocaust

Sixty years ago this week, many residents of Los Angeles became aware of the Nazi Holocaust for the first time, thanks to a dramatic pageant staged at the Hollywood Bowl by an alliance of Jewish activists and Hollywood celebrities.

Bush at Auschwitz: Troubling Contradictions

On Sat., May 31, President Bush visited Auschwitz, and spoke about the horrors of that place where some 1.5-million Jews were gassed to death by the Nazis.

American Jews and Saddam: A Lesson from the 1930s?

Should American Jews support U.S. military action to remove Saddam Hussein from power?