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Evangelicals and Islam

A group of American Christians, most of them evangelicals, met for four days last weekend with a distinguished group of … Continued

New York is experiencing a faith revival

The proposed mosque and Islamic center near Ground Zero is in the news again. Word is that differences between the … Continued

Will there be Christmas in Iraq?

By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers … Continued

Living Judaism in the West Bank

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Israel is a magical country, but to experience one of its greatest wonders you have to … Continued

Saying yes to the holy yes

Mideast peace talks resume this week, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveling to Egypt and Israel for negotiations between … Continued

Gaza, Israel, and a new way forward

Q: In a statement Monday, Vice President Biden said the U.S. is consulting with other nations “on new ways to … Continued

Everyone matters

“…because these holidays were brought about by Israel’s own deeds, every Jewish soul can be restored through them. Every single … Continued

Beyond Williamson: The Larger Implications of Holocaust Denial

Understandably and appropriately, the recent uproar about the Vatican’s rehabilitation of four bishops from the Society of St. Pius X … Continued

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Political, not Religious

The premise of this week’s On Faith question represents one of the most common misnomers about Muslims — that everything … Continued

The Pragmatism of America

I watched the Obama victory last night from the perspective of someone who follows Jewish voting patterns. His success at … Continued

Sarah Palin and the Jews 101

Making sense of the Jewish vote in 2008 is something of an emerging specialization at the University of Faith and … Continued

Morocco a Stable East-West Bridge

Between Afghanistan and America, situated at the crossroads of Eastern-Western civilization, lies a low-key ally in the fight against religious … Continued

Intermarriage as a Jew

When I was home over winter break, I rented the movie “Knocked Up” to watch with my mom. It’s the … Continued

Jews and Geography, or “No, I’m Not From New York”

One finding of the recent Pew study on the American religious landscape that did not surprise me was that the … Continued

Identity Crisis

This week the Pew Forum came out with a study of the American religious landscape. As soon as I saw … Continued

Religious Youth: Bridges or Bombs

America is the most religiously diverse nation in human history and the most religiously devout country in the West. This … Continued

Four Thousand Years and Counting

For a Christian, I had a partly Jewish upbringing. My father, a civil engineer, worked for a construction company that … Continued

Choosing to be Among the Chosen

Jewish identity is changing the world over. Traditionally, Jewish status was conferred through the mother- if you had a Jewish … Continued

Happy Holidays? Which One?

When I got to the cashier after standing in the line at the grocery store on Wednesday, November 21, the … Continued

The Redemption of Chanukah

Latke making. Check. Dreidel spinning. Check. Standing next to a nine foot menorah in the middle of campus (I am … Continued