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Jewish Voices of Color Must be Heard

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David A. Love

As we enter this holiday season, Jews around the world will celebrate Hanukah. The Jewish community is a diverse one, a multicultural and multiracial assemblage, by no means monolithic, representing millions of people throughout the world.

Are We 'Hard-Wired' for God?

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Zuckerman

Conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg asserted that religion is a natural, innate component to being human. All people, he claims, have a religious need or spiritual proclivity.

Mayim Bialik's Latest Role: Green Mom

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

We know her as Blossom, that spunky adolescent on that eponymous sitcom. But since the series ended in 1995, Mayim Bialik, now 33, has truly blossomed.

Gathering Of Peacemakers: Parliament Of The World's Religions 2009

John Morton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Morton

Emmy Award-winning actress, Leigh Taylor-Young, and I will present "Gathering of the Spirit of Peace in All" at the Parliament of the World's Religion...

"Onward Christian Athletes": Tom Krattenmaker's Book Explores Evangelical Monopoly In Sports World

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BOSTON — A toss left, a quick break past the defense, and it was obvious Philadelphia Eagles running back Herb Lusk was headed to the end zone. ...

It's Barmitzvazilla! For the Love of God, Run for Your Lives!

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

It has its sights set on planning the PERFECT bar mitzvah for her First Born Son (FBS), and it will stomp all over anything and anyone that gets in its way.

An Introduction To Kabbalah, Part 4: Kabbalah As A Spiritual Practice

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Kabbalah enables the "receiving" of more and more of reality, with more and more depth and sensitivity. Let's see how this works, in each of its three streams.

An Introduction to Kabbalah Part 6: The Sefirot, or, 'If Everything is God, how come it doesn't look that way?'

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

In the first five articles in this series, we've explored some of the basic questions of Kabbalah. Beginning this week, we shift gears, digging into some core concepts and exploring them in a bit more depth.

Brit Hume To Tiger Woods: Convert To Christianity To Recover From Scandal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News' Brit Hume gave Tiger Woods some personal advice Sunday morning, telling the scandal-plagued (and Buddhist) golfer to 'turn to Christianity' ...

Sam Stein

Steve Schmidt, McCain Campaign Manager: Religion Could Kill The GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking publicly for one of the first times since the end of the presidential campaign, John McCain's campaign manager Steve Schmidt painted a dire p...

Does God Have a Future? The Great Debate

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Shermer

Deepak Chopra & Jean Houston v. Michael Shermer & Sam Harris Sunday, March 14, 2:00pm, Beckman Auditorium, Caltech A Debate Filmed by ABC's Nightlin...

Will Spirituality Ever Be Serious?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

All too often, however, spirituality reinforces rather than transcends conventional limits, boundaries, and notions of the ego. Sandwiched in between manicures and lunch dates, the quickie yoga class becomes just another way to augment and reinforce the self.

Westboro Baptist Church Pickets Synagogues: Christian Extremist Group Protests Brooklyn Temples

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This past weekend members of the Westboro Baptist Church brought their vitriolic message to Brooklyn. Known for picketing the funerals of soldiers wi...

Gods Bless America! Queens NY GOP Won't Dump Pagan Candidate

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lisa Derrick

The Queens GOP will not replace Pagan high priest Dan Halloran as their candidate for District 19 City Councilor. Quips a Wiccan: "Move over Christian right, here come the Pagans."

'Send A Prayer' iPhone App Beams Prayers To Rabbis (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

**See photos and video below** A new iPhone application called "Send a Prayer" allows users to enter personal prayers into their mobile phones, then ...

Religion in the United States and England, as Influential English Rabbi Sacks Claims to See It

David Finkle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Finkle

In Rabbi Sacks's estimation, much of what he sees in the United States as religious practice is far superior to what's happening in England.

Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

In the coming months, America will become a minority Protestant nation for the first time since the Pilgrims. Non-believers now represent the third-highest group of Americans, after Catholics and Baptists.

'Jews Only' Inheritance Plan Allowed By Illinois Supreme Court

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Proud of his religion and worried about its future, Chicago dentist Max Feinberg wrote a will with an unusual catch: His gra...

Are Evolution-Deniers any Different from Holocaust-Deniers, Birthers, or Truthers?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

Would Ben Stein hear out Ahmadinejad on the Holocaust the way Glenn Beck heard Stein out on his anti-evolution film? Fair and balanced, anyone?

The Story of Creation (via Twitter)

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tom McNichol

Day One: Let there B-lite. OMG! Or shld I say Oh Me! It's so much easier 2-C now. WTF was I thinking B4? Spent the rest of the day dividing lite from drkness. It is good. :-)

The New Year Begins

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Heirloom tomatoes, ratatouille and butternut squash soup for Rosh Hashannah: The holiday brings home quiet moments in our lives that are otherwise jammed with obligations and fast meals.

Muslim Americans Missing From the Political Fray

Zeba Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zeba Khan

Rather than confront the stereotypes and misunderstandings that have led to widely held negative views, most Muslim Americans seem to have gone into hiding and decided not to participate in American political life.

America's Second and Third Female Catholic Priests Ordained

Claire Walter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Claire Walter

Still a small offshoot of the Catholic Church, the Ecumenical Catholic Communion estimates that it has about 2,500 members nationwide, one-fifth or more in Colorado -- and it ordains women.

Eid al-Fitr, Feast Marking End Of Ramadan, Celebrated Around The World

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A look at how Muslims around the world began celebrating Eid al-Fitr, a three-day feast that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. ____...

Top Ten Ways to Convince the Muslims We're On a Crusade

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

A former White House counsel discovered that the harassment his sons faced as Jewish cadets was far from an isolated problem, but part of the fundamentalist Christian takeover of the Air Force Academy.