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Romney a Red Sox Fan?

posted by bfeiler

Out with the Religious Loyalties Test, in with the Baseball one. Since everyone must define their loyalties these days, here goes: I was not born a Red Sox fan. My mother grew up in Baltimore, so I was an Orioles […]

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Tech for Tots

posted by bfeiler

From my experience, this article about tech for tots is dead-on. The Times says the hot toy items this year feature a screen and allow preschoolers to emulate their parents. Forget the toy phones, we want REAL phones Mom and […]

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New Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg

posted by bfeiler

One of the tent poles of my new book about the influence of Moses in America is Lincoln’s speech about Gettysburg, in which he use the paradigm of the Exodus to talk about the birth, struggle, and rebirth of America, […]

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Are Jews Responsible for Multiculturalism?

posted by bfeiler

I have enjoyed and recommended the books of the chief rabbi of England, Jonathan Sacks. I see today that he’s both on the offensive and defensive. On the offensive, attacking multiculturalism. Multiculturalism promotes segregation, stifles free speech and threatens liberal […]

Give Annapolis a Chance

posted by bfeiler

The American press, predictably, is portraying the summit in Annapolis in strictly Bush v. Clinton terms. Clinton got engaged and failed, Bush is not getting engaged… and will also fail. It’s doomed to failure without outside pressure. I’m not sure […]

“War on Christmas” Porn

posted by bfeiler

‘Twas the month before Christmas And all through the land The wacko cable air hogs Were showing their hand Some press releases are best shown in their entirety. If you’re sensitive to the sight of naken ambition, best not to […]

Liberal Jewish Left Tries to Rally

posted by bfeiler

Just in time for Annapolis, a new coalition of liberal Jewish groups tries to reclaim grown long-since lost to the anti-peace crowd in Israel.

American Ruins

posted by bfeiler

Archaeology among us. A wonderful idea for a book. Southern New Mexico is the site of some of America’s most spectacular ruins. Photographer Arthur Drooker traveled America for two years taking pictures of places like the Quarai Mission, which was […]

“The Greatest Discovery Ever Made”

posted by bfeiler

As someone who has traveled in biblical archaeology in recent years, last week’s mega-discovery of the cave where the she-wolf supposedly nursed Romulus and Remus in Rome pressed all my skepical buttons. The pattern in the Middle East over the […]

The Eyelashes Have It

posted by bfeiler

Now you, too, can look like a camel. I have long eyelashes. People have commented on them since I was a child. Every now and then people will actually stop me on the street and mention them. Or at least […]

Karen Armstrong wins TED Prize

posted by bfeiler

See the video announcement here. The TED Prize was introduced in 2005, and it is unlike any other award. Although the winners receive a prize of $100,000 each, the real prize is that they are granted a WISH. “A wish […]

Who Needs “Home for the Holidays”?

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Putin Plays the God Card

posted by bfeiler

I know lots of people are saying the Vladimir Putin considers himself God, but it seems he’s willing to teach Russians about alternatives. In a fascinating development that’s sure to rile the debate over teaching religion in American schools (I’m […]

How The Bible Lost its Covers and Found its Soul

posted by bfeiler

Newsweek has a fascinating cover story this week on the future of the book, timed to coincide with the newest e-reader book silver bullet by Amazon. The retailer is releasing Kindle, which it hopes will do what all the previous […]

Fondue Pots for Huckabee

posted by bfeiler

Soaring in the polls in Iowa, Mike Huckabee is getting some scrutiny to go with his mo. Mr. Wallace, on Fox News Sunday, asked Mr. Huckabee about a range of alleged ethical shortcomings –- including accepting gifts while he was […]

Do Yams Cause Twins?

posted by bfeiler

If you’re a woman of a certain age, better think twice before you down that sweet potato souffle on Thanksgiving! Or, for others I know: Better have seconds! Check out the last line of this amazing article about the Ultimate […]

Mile High Club

posted by bfeiler

Singapore Airlines tries to kill it. The A380 may have the world’s first airborne double bed, but it won’t be put to the obvious use if Singapore Airlines has its way: “If couples used our double beds to engage in […]

Who’s Responsible for “The Israel Lobby?”

posted by bfeiler

I was asked recently to wade into the debate over The Israel Lobby, the controversial book about the influence of the Christian- and Jewish- fueled Washington lobby the supports the State of Israel (and is also said to have fueled […]

Religion and Politics Should Always Be Kept Separate

posted by bfeiler

That’s the title of a first-ever Economist debate being held this week in New York, tied in to their cover story on the subject this week. Good timing, if nothing else. If you’ll be in New York on November 10th […]

The Crack Up of the Religions Right — In Israel?

posted by bfeiler

As the discussion on Beliefnet the last week suggests, the Religious Right clearly seems to be a definitional moment in the United States. Part of it is the parade of sex scandals in recent months. Part of it is the […]

Jews Re-Enact the Exodus

posted by bfeiler

While we’re on the topic of the Holocaust, a group of Jews is reenacting the Exodus from France 60 years ago in one of the more embarrassing bungled attempts by the British to maintain harmony in Palestine. The episode was […]

Nazis Love Ther Mothers, Too

posted by bfeiler

And they made the trains run on time. And they planted lots of flowers? A quarter of Germans believe there were some positive aspects to Nazi rule, according to a poll published Wednesday—a finding that comes after a popular talk […]

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