Made in Heaven?

July 24 2013

While the idea of a divinely matched soul mate may be romantic, it poses significant theological problems—and many rabbinic sources reject it.

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More about: Fate, Marriage, Predestination, Soul mate, Talmud, Theology

 

The U.S. Has Managed to Force a Stalemate in the Syrian Civil War, at Least for Now

In a little remarked-upon statement in May, James Jeffrey, the State Department’s envoy for Syria policy, said that his goal was to turn the war-torn country into “a quagmire for the Russians.” By using economic leverage, this policy has achieved modest success, writes Jonathan Spyer:

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More about: Bashar al-Assad, Russia, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy