The Biblical Ideal of Marriage

Nov. 26 2014

Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi emeritus of the United Kingdom, argues that the biblical idea of marriage (and love) is a contribution as important as monotheism itself. Addressing an interfaith conference at the Vatican, Sacks narrates the evolution of the family as seen through biology, anthropology, and the Bible, and concludes with a surprising exegesis of the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. (Video, 31 minutes.)

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More about: Family, Garden of Eden, Genesis, Interfaith dialogue, Jonathan Sacks, Marriage


A U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Would Help Russia, Iran, and Islamic State

Aug. 21 2019

Despite the president’s declaration last year that American troops would soon begin leaving Syria, about 1,000 remain. Charles Lister argues that their presence in the country serves vital U.S. interests:

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More about: Iran, ISIS, Russia, Syrian civil war, U.S. Foreign policy