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Twice in recent weeks, former president Donald Trump has made derogatory joking references to Asians. He is not the first president to have used racial or ethnic minorities as the butt of his jokes … more
Historian David McCullough won a Pulitzer Prize for “Truman,” his biography of President Harry S. Truman. McCullough also won a second Pulitzer and two National Book Awards for his … more
The Republican nominee for governor of Pennsylvania, pressed by the media about his association with an outspoken anti-Semite, last week condemned “anti-Semitism in any form” — … more
The Ukrainian government’s recent indictment of eight Russian soldiers and mercenaries included descriptions of war crimes committed near Kyiv: “Terrorizing, torturing and killing … more
The death of Charles E. McGee last week occasioned an outpouring of tributes to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-black units of American military aviators of whom McGee was one of the last surviving … more
A new poll claims that 22 percent of American Jews believe “Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians.” That would be alarming—if they actually know what … more
We’re used to politicians mangling history, whether out of carelessness or partisanship. So it was a breath of fresh air when New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang recently shared a … more
President Donald Trump’s recent remark about Henry Ford’s “good bloodlines” has aroused curiosity and controversy. Trump actually is not the first president to subscribe to … more
How many tries will it take before President Trump’s speechwriters finally get it right on the Holocaust? Three years ago, they issued a Holocaust commemoration statement that didn’t … more
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Rambam Mestiva HS in Lawrence hosted Jewish studies scholar Dr. Rafael Medoff. The talk by Medoff, whose … more
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