The Role of the Jews in the Remoralization of the West

Jan. 31 2020

Addressing some of the most pressing issues of the day, Jonathan Sacks and Meir Soloveichik discuss the ways that multiculturalism and the cult of victimhood have encouraged hatred of Jews, what American Jews can learn from their British counterparts about combating anti-Semitism, and the deep sense of spiritual connection that animates Christian philo-Semitism. The two rabbis also confront the moral crisis of the secular West. To Sacks, liberal democracy and free-market economics—despite their many blessings—can’t alone bring about human flourishing or provide a basis for social cooperation. And he argues that the insights of Judaism may be able to point a way forward for Jews and Gentiles alike. (Video, 34 minutes.)

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Decline of religion, Jewish-Christian relations, Judaism, Morality, Philo-Semitism

Rather Than Help Palestinian Refugees, Arab Leaders and Their Western Enablers Have Used Them as a Weapon to Defeat Israel

March 3 2021

After the major conflicts of the 20th century, the United Nations and its predecessor organizations sought to resettle millions of refugees in new homes. But, as Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf explain in The War of Return, the UN has taken a different approach to those Arabs who fled their homes during Israel’s War of Independence, seeking instead to keep them and their descendants in a permanent state of a homelessness. Matti Friedman writes in his review:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Media, Palestinian refugees