Weekly Links December 6th-20th 2013

A strong argument for why Israel needs the diaspora, allowing both to prosper in their own unique ways

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/the-israeli-reformation/1.561731

A rare and intriguing piece on the concept of true religious pluralism, including religious atheists

http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/atheologies/7441/religion_without_god___cults__pious_atheists__and_our_own_human_bodies/

“Just as we have a duty to respect others in virtue of their rational nature, we have a duty to respect ourselves.”

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/a-feminist-kant/?_r=1

Can we not at least agree that ‘charity’ must be defined as giving to those who have (relatively) dire need of our gifts?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/when-charity-begins-at-ho_b_4446662.html

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