Bringing God Back to the University

The first European universities were religious institutions founded mainly under the auspices of the Catholic Church. But by the mid-20th century, religion had been pushed altogether to the margins. Yoram Hazony, speaking in honor of the philosopher Alvin Plantinga—who helped found the modern discipline of philosophy of religion—argues that believers can, openly as believers, can and should participate in scholarly endeavors. The relevance of their doing so, Hazony explains, goes far beyond the walls of the Ivory Tower. (Video, 13 minutes.)

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Why a Military Conflict between Iran and Israel Seems Inevitable

Jan. 20 2021

Since the year began, the IDF has stepped up its attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, striking more targets and going deeper into Syrian territory than usual. Meanwhile, Tehran has increased its enrichment of uranium, moving ever closer to building nuclear weapons. Efraim Inbar addresses the situation in depth:

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