The Hidden Connection between the Festival of Sukkot and the Book of Ecclesiastes

Oct. 20 2016

Many Jewish communities customarily read the book of Ecclesiastes on the Sabbath that falls during the holiday of Sukkot, which began last Sunday night and lasts for seven days. But the link between Ecclesiastes and the harvest festival is by no means evident. Through a series of subtle scriptural readings, Jonathan Sacks demonstrates how each relates to the other, and in the process explores the meaning of both. (Video, 53 minutes.)

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More about: Ecclesiastes, Hebrew Bible, Religion & Holidays, Sukkot

Iran Was Violating the Nuclear Deal Even before the U.S. Pulled Out

March 5 2021

In a formal report on Monday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), made clear—without saying it outright—that the Islamic Republic had deliberately misled the agency about its ongoing nuclear activities. Richard Goldberg explains what this means with regard to the White House’s hopes of reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the 2015 agreement with Tehran is formally known:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Nuclear proliferation, U.S. Foreign policy