Did the Neighbors of Ancient Israelites Practice Child Sacrifice?

Nov. 19 2015

The book of Jeremiah (3:31) mentions idolaters who “burn their sons and their daughters in the fire,” a practice referred to several times in the Hebrew Bible. Ziony Zevit argues that these passages refer to something other than child sacrifice. (Video, about 5 minutes.)

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More about: Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible, History & Ideas, Idolatry, Sacrifice

Iran’s Attack on an Israeli Ship Is a Diplomatic Opportunity

March 1 2021

Today Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed that the explosions that blew two holes in an Israeli-owned cargo ship on Friday were the work of Iran. The incident was followed by airstrikes on military targets in the vicinity of Damascus, likely carried out by the IDF—which might have been retaliation, but might also have been routine attempts to curtail the Iranian military buildup in Syria. But irrespective of its military response, Yoav Limor urges Jerusalem to act diplomatically as well:

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More about: Iran, Israeli Security, Joseph Biden, US-Israel relations