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Jerusalem — A City Divided

On December 6, President Donald Trump announced his decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and to recognize the city as the capital of Israel. It …

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Contributing to the Welfare of Others

Altruism is the unselfish concern and caring for the welfare of others. Some behavioral scientists and philosophers have argued that pure altruism doesn’t exist because the person engaging in the …

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Poverty and Protest in Brazil

The Maracana Stadium, which hosted the final match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, can be seen from the hills of a close-by shantytown or “favela,” in Rio de Janeiro, …

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Gratitude’s Influence on the Heart

Imam Raghib al-Isfahani (d. AH 502), the author of al-Mufradat fi gharib al-Qur’an, a dictionary of uncommon terms in the Qur’an, points to the distinctions among various terms used in …