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How Moses Created Thanksgiving: The Biblical Roots Of America's Holiday

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

The Pilgrims, a band of Protestant outcasts, saw themselves as fulfilling this biblical story. In coming to the New World, they, too, had to cross a tumultuous sea, arrive in an untested wilderness and create a new "Promised Land."

This Month In Moses: How The Superhero Of The Bible Became An American Pop Icon

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

After the war, it was Cecil B. DeMille who turned Moses into a full-throated symbol of the American century. Released 54 years ago next week, The Ten Commandments became the fifth-highest-grossing movie of all time.

This Month in Moses: How the Bible's Greatest Hero Became America's Greatest Icon

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

For 400 years, one figure stands out as the surprising symbol of America. One person has inspired more Americans than any other. His name is Moses.

Seder Talking Points: Seven Secrets of Passover

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Feiler

You, too, can be a seder know-it-all. Herewith are selected seder talking points to help you steer your Passover conversation away from the same tired jokes about matzah and constipation.

Thanksgiving Code: Five Hidden Symbols Of America's Holiday

Bruce Feiler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Feiler

The real story of Thanksgiving reads like a Dan Brown novel. It involves a little-known web of secret societies, biblical imagery, presidential power, and lost books.

"America's Prophet": Bruce Feiler's Book Makes Buzz

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bruce Feiler's newest book, "America's Prophet", which examines the role Moses has played in American history and life, has been making some buzz rece...