So Long as Jews Keep Discussing Their Purpose as a People, the World Will Be Better Off

Jan. 19 2021

The idea that the Jews have a special role in God’s plan for the universe is one that goes back to the Bible itself, and looms large in the thinking of the major medieval Jewish philosophers. But it is also one that has persisted into the modern era, capturing the imaginations of the theologians of Reform Judaism, of secular Zionists such as Theodor Herzl and David Ben-Gurion, and many others. It is the modern thinkers that are the main concern of Adam Sutcliffe’s recent book, What Are Jews For?, along with the non-Jewish writers and intellectuals who tackled the same question. Allan Arkush writes in his review:

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More about: David Ben-Gurion, Jewish people, Judaism, Theodor Herzl

Against Iran, Israel Remains the Last Line of Defense

June 29 2022

With the Islamic Republic drawing ever closer to producing nuclear weapons, and the United States increasingly disengaged from the Middle East, only the Jewish state has the will, ability, and courage to stop the ayatollahs. So argues Reuel Marc Gerecht:

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More about: Abraham Accords, Iran, Israeli Security, Middle East