Feiler Faster
December 2007 Archives

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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 …Read More

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!) …Read More