John F. Kennedy

Americans Have A Long History Of Negative Policies Toward Refugees, Immigrants (COMMENTARY)

11/18/2015 - 19:00

After Friday’s murderous attacks in Paris, more than half of America’s governors are voicing opposition to admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees to this country. In response, federal security officials have assured an uneasy public that all refugees will be fully vetted to prevent terrorists or criminals from entering the United States.

A Syrian refugee holds a baby at the port of Mytilene, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Nov. 5, 2015. RNS

Studio JW: Why JFK Matters

An interview with author Scott D. Reich.

Heather Robinson speaks with attorney and author Scott D. Reich, a member of The Jewish Week's 2013 class of 36 Under 36, about his book "The Power of Citizenship: Why John F. Kennedy Matters To A New Generation."

Among the topics: JFK and the Jewish community.

For Israel, A Foreign Policy Camelot

JFK essentially laid the foundation for the modern U.S.-Israel alliance. Remembering how he did it, 50 years on.
11/11/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Fifty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jews in America have little memory of JFK’s Jewish relationships. “JFK and the Jews” had little to do with the Jews,  and everything to do with Israel. Looking back at his legacy, as the Nov. 22 anniversary nears, American Jews have good reasons, therefore, to mourn.

In his brief presidency, John F. Kennedy reversed the Eisenhower’s indifference to Israel. Getty Images

A Tale Of Two Shoah Trials

After watching Eichmann on TV at 13, she found herself, decades later, in a London courtroom battling Holocaust denial.
04/04/2011 - 20:00

From “The Eichmann Trial,” published by Nextbook/Schocken. Reprinted courtesy of Schocken Books, a division of Random House, Inc. Copyright © 2011 Deborah E. Lipstadt.

On April 11, 1961, the theater of Beit Ha’am, Jerusalem’s brand-new cultural center, was packed. Over 700 people filled the room for the trial of a man accused of being the chief operational officer of the Final Solution.

Justicia with scales. Sefer evronot, 1583. Courtesy of the Library of the Jewish 	Theological Seminary.
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