The West’s Crisis of Meaning in the Post-Religious Age

March 24 2017

The modern world, says Jonathan Sacks, presents us with unprecedented freedoms but precious little guidance as to how to use those freedoms. In a wide-ranging conversation with David Brooks, he explores this issue along with others, including anti-Semitism in the U.S. and Europe, the need for religious leaders to stand outside politics, the joys and travails of raising children, and the promise and peril of proselytizing Siri. (Video, 1 hour.)

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Jonathan Sacks, Judaism, Religion & Holidays, Technology

 

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy