Understanding Abraham

Feb. 18 2022

In his book Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Jon D. Levenson explores the biblical hero as he appears in Genesis, the way he has been imagined by the traditions that claim him, and the very meaning of the term “Abrahamic religions.” To mark the tenth anniversary of its publication, Levenson discusses the book and delves deep into the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, the meaning of the binding of Isaac, and why appropriation can be such a good thing.

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More about: Abraham, Hebrew Bible, Jewish-Christian relations, Muslim-Jewish relations

How Israel Beat the Terror Wave

June 24 2022

From March to May, a series of small-scale terrorist attacks claimed the lives of some twenty Israelis, and raised fears that jihadist murder would again become a fact of everyday life in the Jewish state. Hillel Frisch details how a swift campaign waged by the IDF and Shin Bet, employing deliberate and discriminate force, succeeded in restoring the peace:

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More about: Israeli Security, Palestinian terror, West Bank