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Joining Islamic State is about ‘sex and aggression,’ not religion

by Arie Kruglanski, Reuters

3 days ago

A masked man speaking in a video that Islamic State militants released in September. Photo by FBI/Handout via Reuters

It is easy to look to religion for an explanation of why young men - and some women - become radicalized. But it is psychology, not theology, that offers the best tools for understanding... read full article

  • Secretary Ban: “Being born in Gaza is not a crime”-but what Hamas did to its people is

    by Rabbi Abraham Cooper

    3 days ago

    UN Secretary General Ban just visited Gaza and Israel. He expressed shock of the devastation visited upon the people of Gaza as well as the damage done UN facilities during this summer’s conflict.  

    “I met so many of the beautiful children of Gaza. More than 500 hundred were...

  • How Palestinian ‘lawfare’ could backfire

    by Danny Danon, JTA

    5 days ago

    When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others believe that a Palestinian state would endanger Israel and therefore a regional...

  • Is Pope Francis a model for our rabbis?

    by David Benkof

    5 days ago

    The shift in tone that Pope Francis is bringing to the Catholic Church has serious repercussions for people who follow that religion – and those of other faith systems. As the most prominent religious figure in today’s world, the actions, ideas, and approach of the pontiff...

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  • L.A.’s Iranian Jews must launch new Iran advocacy campaign

    By Karmel Melamed

    6 days ago

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak to a Southern California Christian group about the significant human rights violations that the Iranian regime has waged against the Christians, Jews and other religious minorities living in Iran today. While this congregation was...

  • Max Webb, one second at a time

    By David Suissa

    6 days ago

    It’s hard to imagine how, or why, a wealthy 97-year-old man would make the effort to go through hundreds of invoices for his building company and sign all the checks himself. It’s even harder to imagine him catching mistakes and telling his bookkeeper things like, “I think this one...

  • The fourth Gaza War: 5 predictions

    By Rob Eshman

    6 days ago

    Now that the international donor conference on behalf of Gaza has wrapped up in Cairo, it is time to make predictions about the next Gaza War.

    1. First, let’s try to guess when it will begin. The first Gaza War ran from December 2008 to January 2009, lasting three weeks. The...

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