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The AJC says the number is at 150,000 in the U.S. alone — and rising. The paper profiles a former evangelical couple who are making the conversion. “For a black male to put on a kipah and go wandering around […]

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Jesse Jackson on Barack Obama: “I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years,” he said. “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of […]

No Moses at AIPAC this morning, but Joshua! “Together, we can join our voices together, and in doing so make even the mightiest of walls fall down.” And a life narrative that aligns his story with the great Jewish story […]

Three-year-olds can’t really know, but I tried to tell my daughters at breakfast what this morning really means: That anybody can grow up to be president of the United States. That anything really is possible. That pyramids can be flipped. […]

From a NYT profile of Lee Child: He is the sort of person who carefully outlines his replies, explaining that there are three reasons for this or two causes of that, and he has a mind that’s a midden of […]

The headlins focus on the inflammatory rhetoric from the president, and John McCain ranted — and exaggerated — yesterday at AIPAC about Iran’s threat to Israel, but, once again, the real news is more subtle, and more promising. STATE DEPARTMENT […]

Its nickname: Evogod. God may work in mysterious ways, but a simple computer program may explain how religion evolved By distilling religious belief into a genetic predisposition to pass along unverifiable information, the program predicts that religion will flourish. However, […]