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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 mix of poeple caught up in the ricochet of gunfire illustrates that. A security guard…

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 bit of TV helps the car get packed, the lunch get made, and the adventure…

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 live in that world does them, and us, a great disservice. It’s legal to teach…

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 deep history that predates Christianity. Same with the Star of David, which was appropriated by…

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 accumulating on the floor in some restrooms at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and the sinks…

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 couldn’t help thinking what a bummer it would be when we traveled. Try finding a…

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 of art.

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, when I dreamed about it, I was the one hitting the homer.”

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 the step would be little more than a waiting game for more land. On the…

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 the upside, they simply allow people who are otherwise busy, or can’t sit still, to…

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Bruce Feiler

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.

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