Why America Needs Biblical Ideas of Family and Tradition, Now as Much as Ever

In our age of instant communication, soundbites, and social media—which is, perhaps not coincidentally, also one of increasing social isolation—speed, newness, and “disruption” are all prized. What is less abundant is a sense of tradition and continuity across the generations. Jonathan Silver, in conversation with Ari Lamm, explains how Judaism can provide a sense of “being at home in time.” He argues, moreover, that the biblical message—found in particular in the book of Genesis—that the past is inescapable and that the future lies in our descendants can provide a much-needed antidote to our present malaise of loneliness. (Audio, 26 minutes).

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If the U.S. Doesn’t Stand Firm, It Will Face an Empowered Iran with Nuclear Weapons

In Vienna this week, negotiations continue between Washington and Tehran over how to reinstate the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which aimed to restrict the Islamic Republic’s ability to develop the technology necessary for producing atomic bombs. Jacob Nagel and Mark Dubowitz explain the risks of a bad deal:

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