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Bruce Feiler is one of America’s most popular voices on faith, family, and finding meaning in everyday life. He is the best-selling author of nine books, including Walking the Bible, Abraham, and America's Prophet, and one of only a handful of writers to have four consecutive New York Times nonfiction bestsellers in the last decade. He is also the writer/presenter of the PBS miniseries WALKING THE BIBLE. His latest book, The Council of Dads, tells the uplifting story of how friendship and community can help one survive life’s greatest challenge. For more information, please visit brucefeiler.com or councilofdads.com.

The Man Who Started It All

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In WALKING THE BIBLE, he’s still sitting there forever, behind a cloud of smoke, saying, “People like me don’t have time to talk to people like you,” then calling me at home that night to introduce me to Avner. Now, […]

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Feiler Faster in Denver — Final Thoughts

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The last of my brother’s blogs. * * * I was on the floor the other day and came across a man of about forty who wore on his left breast what looked like a military medal. A small ribbon […]

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Feiler Faster in Denver — Day 3

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My brother’s dailiy blog from inside the hall. * * * President Carter addressed the Georgia delegation this morning. Recently, he said, he’d been interviewed by the editor of the British newspaper “The Guardian” and had been asked whether a […]

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Feiler Faster in Denver — Day 2

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My brother’s latest blog. He’s the official photographer of the Georgia Delegation. * * * Considering I described myself yesterday as a pop culture moron, the funniest response I’ve gotten so far was, “Who’s Angela Bassett?” In the wake of […]

Feiler Faster in Denver — Day 1

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The latest entry from my brother’s convention blog. * * * Since American presidential elections are often described as horse races, it seems appropriate to say, “And they’re off!” The Convention was gaveled open today at 3:00 Mountain Time. Given […]

Feiler Faster in Denver — Day O

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I’m tied up in a family matter these days and unable to blog as much as I would like, but my brother is the official photographer with the Georgia Delegation at the Democratic National Convention. I’m pleased to post here […]

Black Jews Rising

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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 […]

“Another Chapter Should Be Added to the Bible”

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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 […]

Joshua at AIPAC

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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 […]

More Moses, Please, Mr. Obama

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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. […]

Britney, Pepsi, and God

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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 […]

Good News from Iran

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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 […]

A Computer Tackles the Origin of God

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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, […]

Got an Unreturned Library Book?

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Zogby has released a new survey of book-reading habits in America. Over 80% said they prefer to curl up with a printed book over using the latest in reading technology. Women (85%) are more likely than men (79%) to say […]

Hindus To Outnumber Christians in Britain?

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If current trends continue. These sorts of metrics are often silly — and this one seems so, too — but it does prove a point. Want a growing business: Converting churches into condos. European languages required. Church attendance in Britain […]

Did St. Paul Split the Red Sea?

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Apparently Italians think so. Cheer up, Americans, your Bible knowledge is better than Italians. Pasta is bad for your piety. Italy professes to be a Catholic nation – but a majority of Italians do not know “even the most basic […]

Obama and The Exodus

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Yet more news today in the Obama and Exodus front. In an interview that Jeffrey Goldberg has now posted on his new blog, Obama talks about his appreciation of the Leon Uris novel Exodus. Obama and I spoke over the […]

Obama a Biblical Plague?

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Interesting language in a Bob Novak column: John McCain, who has spent the last two months trying to consolidate right-wing support as the Republican candidate for president, has a problem of disputed dimensions with a vital component of the conservative […]

Did an Asteroid Cause Sodom and Gomorrah?

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This year’s newest explanation. A Cuneiform clay tablet which for over 150 years defied attempts at interpretation has been “revealed” to describe an asteroid impact which in 3123 BC hit Köfels, Austria, leaving in its wake a trail of destruction […]

Invoking Islam, Malaysia Proposes Women Can’t Travel Alone

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A friend in London who travels a lot around the world was visiting New York recently. We had a sobering conversation in which this very sophisticated traveler, who’s written numerous books about China, said she concerned that the growing impact […]

Moses and Reverend Wright

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The NYT looks at Black Liberation Theology and its declining significance in the black community — only a quarter of churches now follow the theology that stresses that God’s commitment to free the Israelites in the Bible, among other places, […]

Why John D. MacArthur Hired Dwarfs

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This detail from my reading pile. All NPR lovers have heard of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. They also fund the famed “genius” grants every year. But a new book, Eccentric Billionaire, focuses on their odd life. […]

Leftover Matzah

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For those of you lucky enough to get some. Here are some things to do with your leftovers.Hat tip: A certain Passover-hating friend.

How Many Kosher Kitches in the USA?

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Buried in a NYT story about Passover, this statistic. According to Lubicom, a marketing firm for the kosher food industry, about 350,000 households in the United States keep kosher kitchens year-round, a number that has gone up by 3 percent […]

Stockpiling: Not Just for Matzah Anymore

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The Bread and Mammon crowd, which is to say those who like to expalin American behavior with biblical precedents, should love this. We are once more defying the Bible. As the AP reports, “The two biggest U.S. warehouse retail chains […]

The Great Matzah Crisis of 2008

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It’s a fact! Both the NYT and the L.A. Daily News have now run breathless stories about the Plight of the Missing Matzahs (insert your own spelling here; a brief search of the NYT website finds three different spellings of […]

Obama and the Olympics

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Say what you will about the Tibet protestors, but as an act of brand warfare — tarnishing one of the most carefully cultivated worldwide brands ever created — they’ve done a masterful job. They’ve now got the torch cowering inside […]

Is Scarlett O’Hara Catching the Bible?

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No, but Harry Potter may be. Harris Interactive has released results of its Favorite Book of 2008. While The Bible is number one among each of the different demographic groups, there is a large difference in the number two favorite […]

Are Finger Plagues Ruining Passover?

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A friend and loyal reader of Feiler Faster sent along this email this morning: Even I, who thinks religion can’t sink much lower, had a hard time with this one…there’s a toy store [in Brooklyn] that’s on our way to […]

“I’ve Been to the Mountantop”

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I’ve been looking at YouTubes of King’s famous speech the night before he was killed — 40 years ago today. The speech is featured in my new book on Moses in America because of King’s famous references that he’d been […]

Godless Dictionaries

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I was looking at a Merriam-Webster dictionary on Amazon and came across this comment from a parent. Christian parents should know that this dictionary has only a generic, small case listing for “god” while listing “Allah” as a specific entity. […]

My Dad the Pundit

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From the Savannah News-Press: Sam Nunn for vice president? It sounds far-fetched. For one thing, the former U.S. senator from Georgia has said he’s not interested. For another, there is no indication that Barack Obama, apparently close to clinching the […]

Why Twins Are Not Identical (And Why JLo May Be Putting Hers in Jeopardy)

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Three years ago this week, my wife and I were counting down the days of her bedrest until she hit 36 weeks. We had been told that this was the gold standard for twin pregnancies. Thirty-six weeks was considered term, […]

Gorbachev Says He’s Not a Christian

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He’s an athiest, despite the rumors. Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev made clear this past weekend that he is an atheist after European news agencies last week claimed that he had confirmed his Christian faith during a visit to the […]

Hapa Nation

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Peggy Ornstein writes in the NYT Magazine about an underdiscussed side of Barack Obama and the unspoken reality of Interfaith America: The rising number of bi-racial, cross-cultural Americans. The term of choice: Hapa. Mixed-race marriages were illegal in at least […]

Climbing Mount Sinai

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A blogger reports from the top of Jebel Musa in the Sinai. Found a spot and zipped ourselves up to get away from the cold. From inside the bag, we could hear the Nigerians singing. We could hear the Jewish […]

Sex and the Catholic Church

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Ben Smith points to an article about sex and the Catholic Church by Charles O’Byrne, adviser to what the tabs in NYC are calling the “Stud Gov,” David Patterson. O’Byrne is a former litigator and a Jesuit priest who married […]

Lost Prison Synagogue

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Pennsylvania is opening a long-shuttered prison synagogue to the public. The prison, now a tourist attraction, has not held prisoners in 35 years and the small synagogue had been largely neglected since then, seen only by a handful of historians, […]

Hillary Clinton’s Church Problem

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Barbara Ehrenrich reports that one reason Hillary has remained silent on Obama’s Wright problem is that she’s got her own church issues just waiting to burst into the open. There’s a reason Hillary Clinton has remained relatively silent during the […]

The Full Obama

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In response to the YouTube clips of Jeremiah Wright, Barrack Obama has now published an essay on the Huffington Post. He begins with the inevitable “rejecting and denouncing” that has now becoming routine in this campaign for everyone except John […]

McCain and the “Deception of Islam”

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David Corn points the spotlight on John McCain’s newest spiritual adviser, who said America was founded to put a stop to Islam. Senator John McCain hailed as a spiritual adviser an Ohio megachurch pastor who has called upon Christians to […]

A Second Muslim in Congress

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A second Muslim was elected to the U.S. House this week. Democrat Andre Carson won Tuesday’s special election to succeed his grandmother, the late U.S. Rep. Julia Carson, and fill out the final 10 months of her term. Carson’s win […]

Tony Blair to Teach Religious Reconciliation at Yale

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My alma mater gets some heat to go with its light and truth: Blair, who stepped down as prime minister last year after 10 years in power, was to lecture on faith and globalization as the Howland Distinguished Fellow, and […]

Was Moses High on Drugs?

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I realize I’ve been a little slow on blogging lately, but I’m about 140 weeks into a 142-week procees of writing a book about the influence of Moses on American history. The book, which is still wandering in the desert […]

Brand Clinton

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Ben Smith returns with thoughts on Clinton’s branding.

Brand Obama

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Ben Smith points to an interview with the designer Michael Beirut about the candidate’s “branding,” elements of which are a nice metaphor for the general consistency of his message: He’s the first candidate, actually, who’s had a coherent, top-to-bottom, 360-degree […]

FeilerFaster on CNN

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My friend Whitney Tilson was kind enough to make a YouTube of my appearance on CNN discussing the new Pew study on religion in America. It may be a tad slow, and the sound may be out of sync, but […]

Interfaith America

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A landmark Pew study on religion was released today and is being discussed far and wide. A couple things leap out of it to me that may have been downplayed elsewhere. 1. Religion is a very competitive marketplace. One in […]

State of Brotherly Love

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What we can expect if this gets to the Pennsylvania primary: The race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination continues to heat up — but in one Montgomery County, Pa. household, the debate turned violent. Prosecutors […]

A Little Sun in the Snow

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Central Maine caucuses for WALKING THE BIBLE on Thursday nights. Central Mainers can “visit” the Holy Land while discussing “Walking The Bible,” by journalist Bruce Feiler, at St. Matthew’s Intersection Book Club beginning Thursday, Feb. 7. Sessions will also include […]

Obama and the Jews

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The chatter about Obama and the Jews is likely to increase as the nomination fights heads into the final weeks. Josh Marshall reviews a number of the charges here (with more in his piece.) Here’s one: If things continue on […]

The Catechism Gap

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Why are Catholics supporting Hillary in greater numbers, and why aren’t more people talking about it? If the Catechism Gap is real, this could be a problem for Obama going into the Ohio and Pennsylvania primaries. Both states are culturally […]

WALKING THE BIBLE for Lent

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A blogger reflects. I have to admit I’ve never really LIKED this particular season, Lent. It has always seemed so gloomy. I don’t like morose approaches to faith and life in general. One of my colleagues said to me light-heartedly […]

The Tybee Bomb

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Where is the nuclear weapon off the coast of Georgia? In the 50 years since a nuclear weapon splashed into Wassaw Sound, it has become a local legend, a 7,600-pound good ol’ bomb that has dodged all efforts to detect […]

What Happened to God?

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USA Today did a piece this week on all the books coming out now about religion in politics. It features a write-up of Beliefnet overlord Steve Waldman and my fellow blogger Jim Wallis. Obviously all of these books were timed […]

A Win-Win Situation

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I think, on reflection, that the debate was really good for both of them, a win-win situation. She seemed warm and relaxed, with none of the craibbiness or Clintonian calculation and stink to her (with the exception of those rambling […]

Buddy Holly Remembered

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A friend sent along this email tonight that seemed worth sharing: February 3, 2008 will mark the 49th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s untimely death near the Mason City ,Iowa airport….I mark the day every year and often e mail my […]

Did Michelangelo NOT Paint the Sistine Chapel?

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A debate suddenly renewed on its 500th anniversary. The world’s great museums are awash in Michelangelo drawings: the consensus among Anglo-American and Italian scholars is that there are around 800 in existence, including those of the Risen Christ and the […]

Obama and the Family Koran

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Barack Obama to the Christian Broadcast Network today on the robo-calls and emails that kept repeating his name as Barack Hussein Obama and saying he was a Muslim: This is obviously a systematic political strategy by somebody because these e-mails […]

Feiler Faster Conquers Fox

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More evidence that Feiler Faster is slowly becoming the theme of yet another primary cycle. Momentum Mori: Fred Barnes joins those noting that “momentum” has run out of steam in 2008: The idea of momentum is that you generate support […]

Did a Volcano Causes Noah’s Flood?

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Oh, the science-cause-the-Bible’s-miracles crowd is going to love this. A powerful volcano erupted under the icesheet of West Antarctica around 2,000 years ago and it might still be active today, a finding that prompts questions about ice loss from the […]

New Jersey = Russia?

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As the world markets wince, a startling view of the power of the U.S. economy. Source. [The full map may not appear on all screens, click on the link to see that the New Jersey economy is the size of […]

The Four-Burka Mile

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Is Muslim modest clothing the new killer app in track and field? A high school track star has been disqualified from a meet because officials said the custom-made outfit she wears to conform to her Muslim faith violated competition rules. […]

God in the ’08 Election

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Beliefnet has become the go-to place for provocative, balanced, multi-faith points of view. Now they’re taking a survey. Cast your vote here.

Interfaith Dialogue Goes to College

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And not a moment too soon. After losing out on a $1.5 million chair in Islamic studies last month, Temple University announced it has received a new gift from a local energy executive and former Catholic seminarian to fund a […]

Obama and the Jews

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Finally we are hearing talk about a truce in the battle over race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I don’t buy it, exactly. The Clinton folks have too much too gain by subtly pointing out that race still divides […]

Diana’s Mom Called Her a Whore for “Sleeping with Muslim Men”

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Princess Diana has posthumously entered the interfaith relations debate a decade after her death. The inquest into her death heard that her mother called her a “whore” for “sleeping with Muslim men.” Frances Shand Kydd made the comment when she […]

Did Jesus Have Peanut Allergies?

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As a parent of preschool-age children, I face this all the time. But in the sacrament? The Rev. Bill Miller-Zurell was recently presiding over Communion, moving from congregant to congregant, offering the body, offering the blood, until he got to […]

Zagat Goes to Church

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Food critics. Movie critics. Why not sermon critics? Singing hymns and clasping hands in prayer, they look like regular church-going Christians. But the worshippers at some Sunday services in Britain definitely are not. Instead they are mostly nonbelievers paid $60 […]

Feiler Faster and Hillary Clinton

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It’s worth nothing that the Feiler Faster Thesis was coined eight years ago this week following John McCain’s stunner victory in the NH primary over George W. Bush. (Week here is definted in political terms, not calendrical ones, meaning it […]

The Ron Paul Letters

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Suddenly he’s not so cute and clever anymore. TNR uncovers a trove of old Paul newsletters that suggest the TX congressman harbors “decades worth of obsession with conspiracies, sympathy for the right-wing militia movement, and deeply held bigotry against blacks, […]

Vertical Politics

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Daniel Rodosh explores the hidden mean of Huckabee’s “vertical politics” phrase. The phrase is Christianese. And while it’s used in a variety of contexts, it’s most commonly applied to distinguish one type of contemporary Christian music — the type that […]

Just Desserts

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Looks like someone is going to get a sweet settlement in her future (with a bit of pureed spinach tucked inside). An author today sued Jerry Seinfeld’s wife for allegedly plagiarizing a cookbook she wrote and also accused the comedian […]

God is in the Shoulders

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Chris Lehmann delivers a well-informed take-down of Joel Osteen whose erudition hardly softens its wickedness. Even the sub-head is blunt: “Joel Osteen’s God really wants you to dress well, stand up straight, and get a convenient parking space.” The piece […]

Twin-watch

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Parents of twins are a small but loyal club. We can pick one another out of a crowd. Turns out one of our senior members has a son running for president of the United States. From NBC’s Bethany Thomas, watching […]

Behind the Scenes in Iowa

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A couple I’ve known for decades sent along this report from the Iowa Caucuses this week. I’ve substituted Jon for the man and Ellen for the woman — they are in their 60’s. We attended the Caucuses this past Thursday. […]

Feiler Slower

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Happy New Year Everyone, I’ll be on the road over the holidays, and taking time to finish the draft of my new book, so in the meantime, here are a few end-of-the-year awards. Correction of the Year. Is Dunkin’ Donuts […]

I Left My Heart in Carolina

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Episcopal Life online has this story up today. Best-selling author and commentator Bruce Feiler will bring his unique world view on today’s global conflicts to Kanuga Conferences February 18-20 for its annual Bowen Conference. Drawing on extensive research and adventures […]

The Last Guidebook You Buy?

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I, for one, would like to ditch bulkly guidebooks with all those chapters on places I’m not going to, but the time is not now. I can see buying the overseas mapping service for my GPS and downloading a chapter […]

How to Talk to the President

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. How do you get to the Oval Office? Wikipedia. When Vífill Atlason, a 16-year-old high school student from Iceland, decided to call the White House, he could not imagine the kind of […]

WALKING THE BIBLE to Re-air on PBS This Week

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I’m pleased to report that many PBS stations will be begin to air all three hours of WALKING THE BIBLE with BRUCE FEILER this week. Check local listings. There’s little uniformity on PBS stations, but I know that the show […]

“The Ten Most Anti-Christian Movies of All Time”

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All the bloviating about the so-called “War on Christmas” just might provoke a war after all. New York mag decides to join the fray, on the anti-Christian side. Amid a welter of publicity for its supposedly anti-Christian message, The Golden […]

The End of Three Branches of Judaism?

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Is Chabad the future of Judaism? Some Reform and Conservatives must think so, they’re criticizing it pretty heavily these days. First some background. WHAT’S Chabad’s secret? They offer ease of entry. People taking baby steps into Jewish life are intimidated […]

Five Questions Mitt Romney Still Needs to Answer

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The speech was well written and might pass muster in an undergraduate class on religion and the founding fathers, though even there he made some glaring missteps. “We should acknowledge the Creator as did the founders – in ceremony and […]

Is Hanukkah Causing Global Warming?

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We celebrated Hanukkah for the first time last night with our two-year-olds. Sure, the last two years we lit the candles and gave them some presents. And a few weeks ago my family assembled for Thanksgiving and followed our (brilliant!) […]

Romney a Red Sox Fan?

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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 […]

Tech for Tots

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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 […]

New Photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg

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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, […]

Are Jews Responsible for Multiculturalism?

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?”

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 […]

The End of Authority

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With this blog, I thee wed. I’m using this occasion to join my colleagues at Beliefnet in a new joint-blogging venture called Casting Stones. As anyone who’s checked out the effort knows, it can be very fast-moving, occasionally heated, but […]

Jews and the World Series

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FeilerFaster takes you where few other blogs, or at least few other blogs on Beliefnet, dare to go. Earlier this year, it was backstage at the Super Bowl. Now, the World Series! On Sunday night, following an all-night blow-out for […]

Why Israel Should Not Bomb Iran

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Dick Cheney’s comments over the weekend that Iran would face “serious consequences” for its nuclear actions — the same words he used in advance of the war in Iraq — faced a quick smackdown from the new chairman of the […]

Go Forth

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I just returned from a family wedding in Boston, where my sister-in-law was married in a beautiful ceremony, feted in a gorgeous room filled with oranges, greens, and tropical flowers arranged in fall bouquets, and gave one of the more […]

Stop that Car!

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This is the funnest thing I’ve seen on the Internet in quite some time. NYC has a new taxi logo that’s absolutely hideous. It’s here on the right: NYC is block letters, followed by a circular T in a different […]

Jews Do Control the Media and Banking

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Vanity Fair’s October issue contains its annual list of “the world’s most powerful people,” 100 of the bankers and media moguls, publishers and image makers who shape the lives of “billions.” A Jewish editor in Chicago has decided to count […]

Don’t Blame Religion

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Karen Armstrong recently sat down for an interview with Islamica Magazine and was asked about the perpetual threats that we’re in a “clash of civilizations.” Here was her answer. The divisions in our world are not the result of religion […]

Empire State Building Celebrates Ramadan

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As a supporter of interfaith relations, I find it easy to be dismayed by the constant drumbeat of needless, knee-jerk anti-Muslim rhetoric coming out of the political-media realm today. I’ve been looking at old films of Moses for my new […]

Searching for a Muslim Center

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Good news-bad news today in the flurry of activity around a new initiative to promote Muslim-Christian dialogue. More than 130 Muslim scholars called on Thursday for peace and understanding between Islam and Christianity, saying “the very survival of the world […]

Aliterate America

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For the last few years I’ve had a stat I heard once over dinner rattling around my head. The stat was that only ten percent of Americans will ever set foot in a bookstore. It sounded just implausible enough to […]

The New Way to Die

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On my flight to Greece, I read the most extraordinary article in the WSJ about a man now becoming justly popular on the Internet: Randy Pausch. At 46 years old, he’s dying of cancer and his farewell speech to his […]

Greek Isles, Kosher Vegetables, Two Jerusalems

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I’m back from the Aegean and brief stops in Athens (my first), the islands of Hydra, Mykonos (above), and Rhodes, as well as Marmaris, Turkey. I was on board a yacht with around fifty real estate professionals and their spouses […]

Feiler Slower

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I’m scheduled to board a ship in Athens, Greece, this weekend and sail for Turkey, so I’ll be offline for a few days. In the meantime, here are some links to some fascinating pieces I’ve enjoyed recently. The first is […]

Interfaith: Not Just For Liberals Anymore

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The WSJ opinion page explores how to get conservatives involved in interfaith relations. There is an assumption by commentators on the right and the left that as far as religion goes, it is liberals who work–and care to work–across faith […]

How to Paint a Swastika

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First step: Get enough paint. I’ve been on Remsen street three times in the last 24 hours at the site of yesterday’s random swastika painting. I’ve spoken to a number of people quite knowledgeable about the situation. Here’s what I […]

Swastikas in Brooklyn

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We’re in full preschool phase-in mode around here. Anyone with young children will recognize the game. Our two-year-olds had their first day of a two-day-a-week preschool a week ago today. For the first day the parents go and stay in […]

On Watching Ahmadinejad

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First thoughts while watching the extraordinary debate at Columbia today. Lee Bolinger gave a passionate, thoughtful introduction that was a mastery of deft put down. It will likely be viewed as a classic and I thought it was extremely well […]

Too Many Jews or Too Many Mosques

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A race for the gutter in Washington this week, as United States congressmen trip over themselves to stoke the flames of the religious wars. So a question: Who is a greater threat to America’s security, AIPAC, which Democratic Congressman Jim […]

Cut and Run: Women Fight Back

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The NYT jumps on genital mutiliation bandwagon, so to speak, with an article about how Egyptians are bonding together to fight so-called Female Genital Mutilation. This at the same time that a trial is underway in Washington State on the […]

Circumcision on Trial

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Just when I thought the talk about circumcision might die down around here, along comes a lawsuit in Seattle: A convert to Judaism wants to circumcize his 12-year-old son, but the man’s estranged wife (the boy’s mother) is objecting. A […]

Speedtraps

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Genius website? Or big disappointment? http://www.speedtrap.org/speedtraps/stetlist.asp.

Can Crocs Kill?

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Or is it the media? Do we really need a report in every media outlet that Croc shoes can get caught in escalators and threaten the health of Western civilization? They’re plastic. They’re easily washable. They work. One of the […]

Iran’s “Schindler’s List”

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America is at war with itself over Iran, or at least the Administration is. Over the weekend, I saw multiple reports about infighting in the U.S. government between the bomb-them-now hardliners under Dick Cheney and the talk-to-them-and-wait moderates under Rice. […]

JewTube v Jewhoo

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Google is preparing to sue the starters of JewTube claiming copyright infringement, but Yahoo avoided doing the same over Jewhoo. What is the Jew.S.A. coming to? Come to think of it, maybe we should start a contest for the best […]

Should Transsexuals Get a Mulligan Bar Mitzvah?

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Happy New Year to Jews out there, who are probably not exactly celebrating the occasion by checking out a blog. But in case you’re not reading the NYT either, I couldn’t resist pointing out a sentence deep in my friend […]

The Liberty Bells Tolls For Thee

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As many of you know, I’m working on a new book about the Bible in America. One of the things I write about is the Liberty Bell, which has a quote from Leviticus 25 on its side. The words say, […]

The Circus Isn’t Coming to Town

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The biggest crisis in the entertainment business that you’ve never heard of, and may not even care about, is the crisis of finding circus acts. This problem has fascinated me since my year as a circus clown some years back. […]

God the Loser in ’08 Election

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So far, God seems to be the big loser in the ’08 election. Defying every prognostication, the candidates leading in the polls — Rudy and Hillary — are viewed as the least religious. And the “most religious” candidate on the […]

How Barbie’s Butt Spans the Globe

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Forget the world, it’s Barbie’s rear end that is truly flat. The LAT traces progress by tracking the MADE IN _______ sticker on Barbie’s tushie. While feminists have long vilified Mattel’s iconic creation as a destructive role model for girls […]

The Death of God — Now in Synagogue

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The obituary of God is being written on the bestseller lists these days, as we all know. But now the latest chapter in the Death of God sweepstakes seems to be written … in synagogue! The Reform movement has written […]

Ann Landers on Circumcision

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I was looking around the Internet yesterday for some information about how God asked the Israelites to the sign the covenant at Sinai — at one point he has them sprinkle blood — when I stumbled onto this exchange with […]

Mubarak Meets Facebook

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The question of how much the Internet will change the Middle East, or other dictatorships, has swirled in recent years. Egyptians authorities have clamped down on bloggers in a number of high-profile cases. But news seeks light, as Cairo is […]

Bumped on the Brooklyn Bridge

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CNN called as I was on the Brooklyn Bridge this morning reporting that my appearance has been bumped by Larry Craig playing footsie with the justice system and a terror plot in Germany.

Me and Mother Teresa on CNN Wednesday 8:30 AM

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My appearance on CNN scheduled for last week, has now been scheduled for [Update: 8:30 AM] Wednesday morning. To refresh, this grew out of the TIME cover on Mother Teresa and her doubts about faith and the question I was […]

The First Cut is the Deepest

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I’m bumping this entry back to the fore today because it’s experiencing increased traffic. I’m the father of two-year-old girls, so I’ve not faced the issue of whether to circumcise my children or not. My guess is that my wife […]

GOP Stiffs Muslims

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Howard Dean tells Muslims to run for office to get their message heard. Smart. The GOP ignores the largest Muslim gathering in the country. Stupid. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told American Muslims gathered in Rosemont to think beyond […]

Valedictorians for Jesus

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Valedictorians strike me as people who know how to follow instructions. Hardly the rebellious type. I should know. I was the Valedicotrian of the Savannah Country Day School class of 1983. And my honor came with a speech, as such […]

The Chef with No Tongue

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I’ve wanted to try this restaurant in Chicago ever since my friends at GOURMET announced last October that it was the best in the country. Now, a devastating article explaining how its master chef has tongue cancer: A year after […]

Evangelicals Turn Russian

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My brother passed along this summary from the WSJ about a TNR article on the booming number of converts to the Russian Orthodox church among disenchanted evangelicals: The Orthodox Church is attracting an increasing number of disenchanted evangelical Christians in […]

Bombing Iran

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A sudden surge in talk about bombing Iran in coming weeks. My email box got a few hits this weekend from friends pointing to articles about the idea that the U.S. might bomb Iran in coming weeks. The talk seems […]

The Mother Teresa Wars

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CNN decided at the last minute to postpone our interview until sometime next week, closer to the anniversary of her death, which of course came just a few weeks after the death of her friend Princess Diana. I’ve taken the […]

My Friend the Spy

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Time for a confession. Careful readers will notice a line in WHERE GOD WAS BORN about my anxiety about leaving my new wife and traveling to Iraq in the middle of the war to visit biblical sites and continue the […]

Me and Mother Teresa on CNN Monday

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I’ve been invited to appear on CNN on Monday, sometime between 7 and 9 AM, to discuss the revelations about Mother Teresa contained in a new book, and outlined on the cover of TIME this week. The essence of the […]

Million Abraham March

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I’m usually skeptical of any claims to have a “million man” march, or a “million moms,” or any such magic number. But a friend of mine seems to have some momentum for a “million voices” to speak up in favor […]

Nudists for Circumcision

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End of discussion? I’m over age 60, and was circumcised at birth and don’t remember a thing about it. However, i have been a practicing nudist most of my life – and i can tell you that there have been […]

If Jesus Had Life Insurance

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Gives new meaning to the idea of resurrection. The Rev. Jerry Falwell had life insurance policies worth $34 million and the money has been used to erase the debt of Liberty University, the school he founded. The televangelist’s son, Liberty […]

Chop Talk

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I’m bumping up my post of a few weeks back, The End of Circumcision, because it’s generated a huge outpouring of thoughts, from men and women (lots of women commenting on circumcision and what it does to the appearance of […]

The End of Circumcision?

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Circumcision rates nearly cut in half in the USA. I guess Prince William set off a trend. Should Jews follow? More and more are saying yes. While the United States is one of the few industrialized countries in which a […]

Hurricane Season

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My older brother’s name is Andrew. My little sister’s name is Cari. My name, of course, is Bruce. Do a little figuring, and you can see that our names are alphabetical. It was accidental, having more to do with when […]

No Salad Days in Baghdad

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When I went to Iraq a few years ago for WHERE GOD WAS BORN, I drove from the Garden of Eden and Abraham’s birthplace in the extreme south of the country to Nimrod and Nineveh in the extreme north. Now, […]

Kids and Caffeine

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I recently got into a little back-and-forth with Mrs. Feiler Faster over whether it is OK to give children iced tea. Now comes word that a teenager in Britain actually overdosed on coffee. Obviously this is an extreme example, but […]

Page Views Overtake Pages

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A meek defense in the NYT about the use of baby videos contains an interesting stat: Children spend 49 minutes a day in front of screens and only 30 minutes a day in front of books. This applies, in this […]

“The Only Good Lebanese is a Dead Lebanese”

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Josh Marshall on the outing of a demented Foreign Service officer: It seems that 20-year career Foreign Service officer Patrick Syring wasn’t cut out for bringing America’s message of tolerance, peace and democracy to the Middle East. Last summer, while […]

The Israel Lobby

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The debate over Jimmy Carter’s book may have been only the beginning. The war over the Israel Lobby is already underway in advance of a new book, and counter book, being published this September. I haven’t read the books, so […]

Shiny, Happy People

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Somewhere, Thomas Jefferson is smiling: “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is still the coin of the realm. Overall, Americans are definitely satisfied with the life they lead. Almost all (94%) say they are satisfied, with over half of […]

The Dripping Point

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An important milestone in my house last night as Mrs. Feiler Faster kindly admitted that I’ve been predicting the backsplash against bottled water for over a year now. No use linking to all the posts I’ve made about this subject. […]

The Return of Bibi

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An alarming day. This article confirms what I’ve been hearing: That he’s the odds on favorite to be Israel’s next PM. Having lived in Israel during some of his last tenure, I find him troubling, morally questionable, and frighteningly doctrainaire. […]

Lincoln’s Double Vision

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I once dated a woman who said that people get the diseases that somehow are a reflection of their personality, or their lives. I hated this idea. Lung cancer from smoking is one thing, but does anyone deserve MS? I […]

Did the Founding Fathers Prefer Idahoans to Muslims?

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As readers of the blogosphere know, it’s common parlance for bloggers to refer to the sites and sitemasters that host them as “overlords,” as in “we’re the humble lieges, they are the powerful overlords, and we just slave away for […]

“I Would Not Eat Liver for a Man”

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The wonders of the blogosphere being what they are, a huge debate has erupted over at a post I made last week called “Steak Mate,” about women who eat meat to help catch a man. Here are some my favorites: […]

Going in Circles

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I drove back or forth from New York to Cape Cod four times in the last eight days dropping off our girlies for Camp Grandma. Right over the Bourne Bridge are two huge roundabouts and the traffic often backs up […]

Gunfight in the Old City

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A minor melee on Friday outside the popular Jaffa Gate (described here and here), the main entrance to the Old City, killed one and wounded ten more. I always say that Jerusalem is a living laboratory of coexistence. Just the […]

It’s Not Rocket Science

posted by bfeiler

It’s television. Longtime readers of Feiler Faster know that I’ve had a bit of an ongoing battle with certain members of my family. I’m not a lock-the-TV-in-the-basement guy. I realize that there are certain times of the week when a […]

How to Teach the Bible in Schools

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I was for teaching the Bible in schools before teaching the Bible in schools was cool. My argument, in a nutshell, is that at a time when religion is the dominant force in the world not preparing out students to […]

Baby Shampoo Vs. The Vatican

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If this story weren’t serious, it would be funny. Johnson & Johnson has sued the Red Cross claiming it owns the red cross. Yup, the cross. Even the Church doesn’t own the cross. Like all religious symbols, it has a […]

The Footbath Bloodbath

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The issue of footbaths at Michigan schools created a bloodbath last year, which right wing bloggers insisting installing them in some colleges meant inviting Al Qaeda to the homecoming dance. The NYT examins the fallout: When pools of water began […]

Steak Mate

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I confess that back when I first started dating Mrs. Feiler Faster I was wholly turned off by the fish-and-salad routine at dinner. Okay, fine, I get that people don’t eat meat for all sorts of valid reasons, but I […]

It Takes a Painting …

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To Raise a Village. A bit of boastin’ here. Check out this extraordinary slide show on Time.com about the Mural Arts Program of Philly. My sister represents them and it’s a wonderful community program, proven to unite neighborhoods behind works […]

The 756 Club

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Quote of the Day: Bacsik’s father, who is also named Mike, once pitched to Aaron when Aaron had 755 home runs in 1976. Bacsik was humorous about his supporting role. “I dreamed about this as a kid,” Bacsik said. “Unfortunately, […]

Land for Land: The New Middle East Math

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Few people I know believe any more in the old “land for peace” formula for Middle East peace. There’s simply no more trust among Israelis that the Palestinians could deliver that peace even if it were agreed to, or that […]

Are Audio Books Cheating?

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If my email is any indication, I would say the use of audiobooks seems to be ticking up. Of course, like any author, I am thrilled when people read my wok in any form. But audiobooks have clear tradeoffs. On […]

Does Religion Kill Your Faith?

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For one writer at the LAT, the answer was yes. He was thrilled to receive the religion beat, but after years of covering questions of faith for the paper, he found himself in a crisis. WHEN Times editors assigned me […]

The Donkey Church

posted by bfeiler

The Dems made be putting ther organizational dollars where they mouths have been for the past few months. In 2006, the party set up pilot programs in six states to experiment with the best way to capture religiously motivated voters. […]

God Comes to Texas

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Texas must be getting a case of the humbles. Twenty-five centuries after the Bible declared the world to have been created by God, the Texas Legislature has finally declared that it, too, is “under God.” Whew. And just in the […]

“Should We Bomb Mecca?” The New GOP Litmus Test

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I, for one, am getting sick of the boilerplate articles about God in the ‘08 election – the ones that repeat the same shopworn concerns about Mormonism, the same issues with Giuliani and his marriages, the same wonder that Democrats […]

Voters Distrust Mormons More Than Jews (Three Times More)

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As I mention above, I think much of the writing about Romney and Mormonism has been shallow. For what it’s worth, I count myself among those who think this issue need not necessarily be a concern, but actually is a […]

No Jews for Sale in Iran

posted by bfeiler

I linked to this article yesterday and there was some confusion about what I wrote, so I’m starting from scratch. One joy of my two trips to Iran in recent years was plunging deep into the Jewish community. At 35,000, […]

Jew-Chic in Poland

posted by bfeiler

I’m catching up on some old stories that caught my eye in recent weeks. For anyone who’s spent a minute contemplating the Holocaust, this one sends shivers down the Central Nervous System. It seems being Jewish has become chic in […]

As If Kosher Weren’t Hard Enough

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A common complaint I hear from people who keep kosher is that it’s increasingly difficult to find kosher food outside the big cities. But kosher food may be only half the problem. Try organic kosher food. When being part of […]

Pony Up on Tybee

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Now’s the time to plan that birthday party on Tybee Island, once lovingly known by residents as Seedy Savannah Beach, my home away from home since I was a child and the name of one of my twins. Forget the […]

“I Wore a Q-Tip into the Oval Office”

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Our instructions were to show up at the Northwest Appointment Gate at 8:55 AM on Friday morning. My parents had flown up from Georgia; Mrs. Feiler Faster and I had made our way down from New York. My Dad had […]

White House Nation

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As we were leaving the White House, I asked if we could see the new press digs, and we were escorted into the room, which is no larger than the old room, of course, but much fancier, with leather seats […]

Tap, Tap, Tap

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The backsplash is growing! PepsiCo Inc. will spell out that its Aquafina bottled water is made with tap water, a concession to the growing environmental and political opposition to the bottled water industry. According to Corporate Accountability International, a U.S. […]

The Epic of the Epic of Gilgamesh

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In my reading pile this weekend from my father: An excerpt in Smithsonian of a new book about the unlikely man who discovered the Epic of Gilgamesh and made the connection between the oldest flood epic ever uncovered and the […]

End of Muslim Extremism?

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Where are the moderate Muslims? Everywhere, apparently. A new study by Pew shows that support for suicide bombings has been cut in half in many parts of the Muslim world. Most notably, the survey finds large and growing numbers of […]

When Tom Brady Becomes Angelina Jolie

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A few weeks ago I complained (joining what turned out to be a chorus of complainers) when Angelina Jolie besmirched the legacy of Danny Pearl by imposing absurd media-restrictions on her interviews to promote “A Mighty Heart.” Now it turns […]

What Every Traveler Fears

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It can happen to anyone, even the most experienced traveler. One of Lonely Planet’s most well-traveled writers, Clem Lindenmayer, has been found dead on a Chinese mountainside, three months after he was reported missing. Mr Lindenmayer, 47, had set out […]

Falwell, Robertson, Interfaith Pioneers?

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Here’s one of the more exciting stories I’ve seen in a while. One of the most common questions I get when the subject turns to interfaith relations is, “What about the people who don’t want to talk?” Well, it looks […]

Going Oval

posted by bfeiler

In February, I received a call from my father one day, “The president of the United States just mispronounced your name on national television.” With a little digging, I soon learned that at the end of an interview with C-SPAN […]

Russia Pulling USA Out of Iraq?

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Kudos to my brother for pointing out on Saturday night what I’ve now seen elsewhere on the web. TIME has a provocative cover this week showing a helicopter airlifting the A(merica) out of I-R-A-Q. The image is clearly evocative of […]

Muslim Sunblock

posted by bfeiler

I just returned from a weekend at the beach on Tybee Island with my two-year-old twins girls. My wife, having just come through a skin cancer scare, has imported long-sleeve, UV-protected bodysuits for them from Australia. Looks like she may […]

The Revenge of Bottled Water

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The bottled-water bottlers must be feeling the heat. For newcomers to Feiler Faster, I’ve been on something of a tirade against the addiction many Americans have to bottled water. And it’s not just because Mrs. Feiler Faster is one of […]

“My Ears are Falling Down!”

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Heard last night, somewhere between Charlotte and LGA, in the seat next to me, from a very cute two-year-old , with her hands over her ears, describing as best she could what it felt like to have her ears pop. […]

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