Sex, Desire, and the Transgender Movement

Revisiting his recent essay on the subject, Sohrab Ahmari discusses the new ideology that has sprung up around transsexualism and the concomitant rethinking of the very meaning of gender. In conversation with Jonathan Silver, Ahmari sees this ideology as the culmination of our society’s “radical expressive individualism” and at odds with fundamental claims about sex differences, human sexuality, and the body common to both Judaism and Christianity. (Audio, 32 minutes. Options for download and streaming are available at the link below.)

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More about: American society, Catholicism, Genesis, History & Ideas, Judaism, Sexual ethics, Transsexuals

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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Read more at Times of Israel

More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism