Jewish Journal

Rafael Medoff

  • African-American pilots over Auschwitz

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Last week, President Bush remarked that the United States should have bombed the Auschwitz death camp in 1944. Next week, Americans will commemorate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the struggle for Civil Rights.

    What do these two occasions have in common? More than one...

  • Sympathy for the suffering goes to the dogs

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Americans would care more about the genocide in Darfur if the victims were puppies, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof claimed in a provocative May 10 op-ed.

    Is he right?

    "Time and again, we've seen that the human conscience isn't pricked by mass suffering, while an...
  • Pelosi’s father bucked FDR and Truman to aid Jews and Israel

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped to the podium at a Knesset dinner during her visit to Israel earlier this month, she made history in more ways than one.

    Not only was she the first woman House speaker to address Israel's lawmakers, Rep....