Simply Faith

Are American Jews Zionist?

Joel Swanson shares his opinion on Zionism, Israel and what this means for the American Jews:

“The Hebrew or Aramaic terms for ‘Jew’ hardly ever appear in Talmud or midrash. The term ‘Jew’, in contrast, appears far more often in the Christian New Testament and in early Christian sources than in any rabbinical sources….In short, ‘Jews’ is what Christians called us, while ‘Israel’ is what we called ourselves”.

Trump’s Words Are Poison

Peter Wehner describes the moral dilemmas incurred by the current Christian, US President:

“Words can elevate our moral sentiments. They can articulate noble national goals, promote healing and understanding, stir people to stand against injustice, and galvanize the nation behind great causes”.

Claude Lévi-Strauss: Jewish Philosopher

Patrick Wilcken provides an in-depth analyst of renowned Jewish philosopher Claude Lévi-Strauss’s literary work:

“Lévi-Strauss said that his lifelong project was to reconcile the ‘sensible’ and the ‘intelligible’ – that is to say how raw sensory experience, which is especially rich in oral cultures, relates to abstract intellectual understanding”.

The Qur’an’s Turn To Violence

Dr Mark Durie provides a thoughtful discourse on why the early Muslim community transitioned from a peaceful religion to a violent path:

“The biography of Muhammad directs us to read the Qur’an in the light of the fledgling Muslim community’s struggle for power in the face of rejection and hostility. In this way, the conventional biographical frame pushes the theological frame of the Qur’an to one side, obscuring it from view”.

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UN Experts on the Way to Saudi Arabia

UN Experts on the Way to Saudi Arabia

After the attacks on oil plants, UN experts have left for Saudi Arabia. US President Trump and British Prime Minister Johnson have spoken out in favour of a diplomatic response. American experts differ regarding the type of reaction they recommend to the White House.

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Netanyahu Short of Majority To Govern

Netanyahu Short of Majority To Govern

Exit polls indicated that the PM Benjamin Netanyahu party would not be able to form next government without a bigger coalition bloc. His political rival was also short of a necessary majority, but he was in the lead.

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