The Political and Theological Message of Moses’ Last Speech

April 29 2020

Most of Deuteronomy, the final book of the Torah, consists of a long oration by Israel’s greatest prophet. In the first of a series of lectures on this book, Micah Goodman argues that its purpose is to provide a vision of politics, history, and religion diametrically opposed to that of the Egyptians—a vision which Moses, who grew up in Pharaoh’s palace, understood especially well. Watch the trailer here, or click on the link below for the entire lecture. (Video, 33 minutes. Free registration required.)

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More about: Ancient Egypt, Deuteronomy, Judaism, Moses

 

When It Comes to the Israel-Palestinian Conflict, China Sides against Israel—and against the Jews

June 23 2021

In the rhetoric of Iran’s ayatollahs, the United States is the “Great Satan” while the Jewish state is the “Little Satan.” The Chinese Communist Party seems to have adopted a similar approach during the recent fighting between Israel and Hamas, writes Tuvia Gering:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, China, Israel-China relations, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict